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Old 04-04-2010, 08:30 AM
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Default Re: the music industry: victim of the profit motive?

Originally Posted by TheGroceryman View Post
I think artists have been holding back their creative edge in order to make uninspired, catchy tunes that continually sound the same. While uninspired artists gain massive popularity due to their "good" music, real talent get washed away on the local streets for the minority to admire.
I have said this for years, but imagine if the visual arts allowed self appointed know-it-alls and "experts" to cut and paste all over Van Gogh or Picasso's works, because they knew more than the artist themselves about what the public REALLY appreciated in the world of art. That is the music business in a nutshell. And now they seem to think musicians are totally expendable - have you heard the rythm section in pop music lately? The mechanical drums and bass sound like they were programmed by elementary school students (you no longer hear human drummers or bass players except in rock - it's all cheezy programmed simple beats and simple bass riffs). They are in such a quest to save money, they have brought music down to it's lowest form of prostitution ever. They are strangling the whole art of music.
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