Originally Posted by mattsmith
Yeah guys, but charisma will trump looks every time. Janis Joplin was the prime example of that.
Great point. I kept thinking of Janis too while reading this thread. KD Lang is another amazing talent that comes to mind.
A lot of blame seems to get heaped on the music industry and certainly some of it is deserved, but I tend to look more at the public that is actually spending the money. If they didn't speak with those dollars then maybe the industry wouldn't be what it is. I don't have the power to control everything the music industry does but I do control where my money is spent and I'm careful to support what I consider to be good artists.
Maybe it's kind of like the papparazzi that everyone loves to hate. They get portrayed as parasites feeding off of invading celebrity's privacy, but would they be doing that if millions of people weren't wasting their money on ridiculous tabloids?