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people kind of reference those issues in their reviews/features sometimes anyway though, don't they? would be informative to delve a bit deeper though, i suppose.
Certainly messageboard threads on these lines tend to be quite interesting.
it was the recent threads which got me thinking. also makes me wonder why the editorial gets less reaction than short threads on similar subjects.
a) simply 'cos people tend to go to articles to read and messageboards to comment. Although DiS's article comments are an excellent addition to the site (and one of the things that got me coming here regularly in the first place), I think people click on articles to read what someone else has to say and then only comment if they really have a contribution to make whereas I think people go onto messageboards looking for threads to talk about something on.
b) I think part of the other thing to is that the messageboard threads on this subject tend to often come more from an independent label/bands' perspective on the matter, whereas the articles come more from a music fan/"consumer"'s perspective and I think people who make or try to sell music tend to feel stronger about these things.
I actually think one possible thing DiS could do more than it does at the moment is bridge the gap between music fan/music creator (which is obviously getting narrower and narrower in the web 2.0 age anyway as almost anyone can form a band and put some music on Myspace or form a record label and try to flog some band from thier bedrooms) and write more articles that look at such things from the perspective of people making/releasing music (particularly from the unsigned/bedroom label) bracket as well as the music fan - as I think the two are often becoming increasingly the same thing.
is what i have been assuming for a while.
I thought the related threads on here were interesting
"Music 2.0". Fools.
But yes, probably.