This ironic part of this discussion for musicians and songwriters is that if your music strays too far to the wrong side of the ‘commercially appealing’ line in an attempt to make a living, you will be eviscerated by the indie gatekeepers.
“Mumford & Sons are in the costume business. They’re playing dress-up in threadbare clothes.”
“…this is ‘corporate indie.’ You almost hope Young the Giant acquiesced to some music executives’ request to compromise their style, because nothing else sufficiently explains a debut so devoid of personality.”
I occasionally licenses my music out and frequently I see requests like this one that I came across this morning:
“(Insert company/film here) is nearing completion of post-production on their latest feature film and they are looking for a few replacement tracks (sound-a-likes).
These are the songs they are looking to replace:
The Beastie Boys “Stand Together”
Tupac Shakur “Nothing to Lose”
Black Sheep “Black With N.V. (No Vision)”
The Roots “Do You Want More”
Songs submitted should be very close in style, arrangement, melody, and beat to one of the tracks above. Licensing fees for sync and master rights usage can be negotiated between the artist and producer. All songs submitted should be of high-broadcast quality!”
Pretty shameful and should be illegal in my opinion.
This is a good song.
I come to this site to read about music news, not to hear the undercooked opinions and whimsical observations of “brandon”.