The short answer is yes.
Music is simply the plural of muse, that which entertains, that which gives inspiration.
Entertainment and inspiration, particularly in the mainstream, has been crippled by those who chose shock value over development of content.
Production masks the horrible lack of talent in the industry as well. It also eclipses the great talent that decries some levels of production.
But people will listen to what they want. So it's just as much the fault of the audience as it is the responsibility of the artist.
Pentatonix is an excellent example of hidden latent talent which reveals that we have the capacity to outdo ourselves still, even in the
But this is so rare. Producers know this is rare. No one hates how bad the environment is as much as producers.
But no one can make it better like a producer can, either.
Mainstream, I mean. That which is shared. Some hide their little light and don't shine, so we do not get the full picture of our potential.
As well, an excellent songwriter could be poor and never get a radio ready recording and may never get acknowledged based upon some stipulations now
put forth in the new industry.
If you don't have 10,000 Facebook followers at the very least, forget you on anything besides a gig where you end up being screwed by the promoter or
venue owner - unless you rub shoulders with the right people.
If you don't have a professional EP as a demo, or if you're not an excellent producer yourself, forget trying the above.
If you don't have a smash hit on YouTube, go back to the drawing board. People don't want brilliant inspiration in music, generally. They want
boobs, voice, dance, face, and body. Pick 3 of 5.
Unless you've mastered your instrument beyond what has ever been seen before - . Even then, these days that monopoly belongs to CandyRat Studios and
a few others on YouTube. Good luck.
And thanks to the moving picture (or should we thank the moving picture?) Music isn't just sound. It's a multimedia event. Has been for hundreds of
The music we love from the past is so impactful to us because of our memory of the environment within which we heard it. Standing alone, connections
as to what light the sound intends to convey would be code for those who didn't perceive in this way.
Driving with the windows down at night in the summer downtown? That's responsible for the love of so much country, rap, rock, etc.
Sitting at home near the furnace? Responsible for the love of classical radio.
Sitting in a silent packed theatre with all the glamour, perfume, light shows...
But then imagine you're in a gang on the street. The smell of gun fire, the anxiety of paranoia. Living in a #ty apartment or home, unclean, owned
by scumbags and liars who manipulate you. Or maybe you just hate life. Yeah - there's a soundtrack associated with that.
Unless those in the aforementioned environment play a video game or watch movies which alter their environment, planting them firmly in fantasy land.
Then the death rap and death metal tends to be something like white noise, always there, never quite pervading the security of the listener.
And the spoiled, those who know nothing of true insecurity, and their latching onto of every gimmick and pop plot. While talent therein may reside
every now and then, it's the salespeople that remove some inspiration. But that happens if the producer itself does not feel 100% sold on a project
as well. Or it's an amateur producer that doesn't know how to use a small chain instead of a really long convoluted one.
Yeah, inspiration, on the mainstream, is severely reduced. It's not non-existent though.
We just can't rely on the gate keepers to be our only source of inspiration, lest we learn to comprehend in the manner which they intend, thereby
having our hearts turned by those who only sought fame and money above preaching their message.
edit on 1/13/2017 by TarzanBeta because: Alert almost worked instead of alter.