you obviously aren’t familiar with how this industry works. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah weren’t signed when they released their self-titled success….which meant they got all the money from sales because they didnt have to share it with a label.
“then, why did they eventually sign to a label?” you may ask…well, because there are advantages to getting representation like that; marketing muscle, financial investments, business mgmt, exposure
The Black Keys are derivitive, phony-vintage drivel that delivers nothing unique in sound or lyrical content. Sure, it’s fun to dance to…if you enjoy dancing to shitty music.
I’m kidding. Well, only a little.
I’ll clarify that of course, soetimes things that are difficult do present more value because of that…but my point is that it’s not automatic and that simplicity can also produce valuable art.
All also add that seeing Skrillex use Beats headphones makes me want to piss in his hand then force him to slap himself in the face.
There is not a direct relationship between difficulty of creation and value. There are so many other factors involved and the reality is, the primary factor that probably benefits Skrillex here is originality. It may not be an original “sound” now, but there’s somthing to be said for a particular combination off sounds being credited to someone. You can hear a song and say – “oh, that’s got to be Skrillex.” Just because it’s easy to make doesn’t mean the person that thought of it doesn’t deserve credit for its novel traits. Like so many other artists, take Daft Punk for example, the now-associated-with-them formula may have been ripped off by so many others and it’s not hard to make, but they’re the kings of it. I’m not a big fan of Skrillex but anyone’s theory of being able to quantify importance by how hard it is to make is bullshit. Try telling that to John Sousa. I can write a Sousa march in about 3 minutes…but the dude owns that sound.
Freshie – I usually agree with most of what you say but I noticed you resorted to humor and deflection when LeMonjello fucked you up with his grilled cheese analogy. And Skrillex’s bass shit is quite easy to make and most of his tunes are formulaic but I have a strong suspicion you wouldn’t be able to make a sound-alike if you tried. I think you bit off more than you can chew on this one…pun intended.
this statement applies to so much of the hypocritical indie world where the “more open-minded” superficially judge other things that don’t fit into their pre-approved list of cool.
You are not the only one.
Am I the only one that sandwiched two slices of pizza together and spreads a layer of fishscale cocaine from spanish harlem in the middle?