Excellent concept for an article, absolutely horrendous execution. The author should be let go immediately. The way he talks about Sam Smith is completely unprofessional. Is he an intern or a janitor; surely he isn’t staff.
sounds a lot like TNGHT and Baauer
this thread is full of retarded, self-righteous torch-bearers. Dhzokar is a PERSON. What he did is unspeakable, but, right now, he is still alive, still conscious, and still a PERSON. She examined the ins and outs of that, how does that make her evil?
This is the first and last time I ever post on this site. It’s full of unintelligent trolls.
and how many more bands are getting devoted followings these days because of online avenues? T-shirt / vinyl sales / ticket sales > 0
LMAO METRIC. HAHAHAHAHAHA. TROLL ALERT.
Perfectly put. Relying (rather unrealistically, I might add) on music to provide a stable career would put an insane amount of strain on my art. Some might theorize that such pressure and struggle breeds art, but try making something natural, unique, and organic when your desperately trying to please some invisible audience because your next bill depends on it in order to get paid.
Music is different things to different people. For highly-trained session musicians, it’s a job. It might be fulfilling and entertaining, but you’re playing someone else’s music for money. For others, myself included, it’s a burning passion. It would be a tragedy to have to come to hate it because it couldn’t be what I needed it to. For me at least, and I suspect many other musicians, desperation to please is not a good look on your music; I write my best stuff when I just don’t give a fuck if anyone but me will like it.
What you see as a ceaseless hunt focused on quantity, I see, at least in my case, as a burning desire to uncover a new love. What you see as a guarded love for your bands and reluctance to appreciate new ones, I see as stagnation and close-mindedness. We all appreciate music differently. The internet era may have sped up turnaround time, but that’s just reality. You can either accept it or not, but it’s not changing anytime soon.
It almost sounds as if you’re suggesting that people should be more close-minded when it comes to the music they encounter….
I agree with you completely. Toth seems to think that, by withholding music and sticking to old models, we can preserve its value. False, in my opinion. At the current rate of music consumption most of my generation shares, I’d sooner lose interest and follow someone else. Bands should be thankful for EACH AND EVERY person that wants to download their music FOR FREE. With hundreds of thousands of quality bands working today, why should your little project be the sole absorber of several peoples’ hard earned money?
It sucks. I wish my band could achieve big money, and I could drop out of school and not have to work a real job anymore. But, I also decided a long time ago that I was gonna play the music I liked. I could strike it (reasonably) big with some shitty pop-punk or generic folk-rock, but that’s not the kind of music I like.
Instead, I’m finishing my BA in speech pathology, hopefully heading to grad school soon after. Will I continue to write, record, and play music live? Absolutely. Depending on it as a career, however, is downright old-fashioned. Music’s inherent value has diminished in the sheer embarrassment of quality music currently present. I’d rather enjoy being a musician at my leisure than desperately depend on the fickle will of youngsters…
My summer jam this year is DEFINITELY “Get Free” by Major Lazer feat. Amber Coffman
LMAO Cloud Nothings as number 1? Wow…….