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I knew it
"If your little daughter does a kooky dance to a Prince song don’t bother putting it on YouTube for her grandparents to see or a purple dwarf in assless chaps will put an injunction on you. Did I offend the little guy? Fuck it. His music is poison."
had to skip the bit where he broke down every word of the sentence but bang on otherwise
i don't think anyone with a brain ever said that the internet wasn't good for MUSIC, did they?
yeah I think so, think there have been fairly long threads/arguments on the subject so someone must have been taking that side, and there is definitely a lot of high horsey about not illegally downloading, and there always doom mongering articles, or occasionally a band will speak out about it not realising chances are no one would have heard them under the old system
and as a result we aren't devoting enough time to a specific record we previously would have done is pretty prevalent.
but i think that's bollocks really. just work on improving your attention span init.
just read this full keynote. really enjoyed it. a refreshingly positive take on the music industry which is so full of doom and gloom at the moment. not saying i agree with everything he's said, mind.
although with articles like this I always feel like I don't know enough to be able to challenge what is being said.
The bit that intrigued me was where he said that bands now make a lot more from gigs. Is that consistently true?
I've basically given up on going to gigs in recent years and I wouldn't say increased cost is the only factor but it is certainly one. I think I'd feel differently about cost if I knew more money was getting to the bands but much of the additional money just seems to be in ticketing fees etc (even at small venues) and then you get lots of stories of bands being paid nothing or even having to pay to play.
Would have been nice to hear his views on streaming services too.