reply to post by Jn
Dude, seriously. I don't need another mouse chase on something that's really not very believable. I mean seriously, not even an article about
McCartney dumping his wife? Or funding a sweat shop or something? If you can't provide hard evidence of this, then fine, you shared your opinion.
Since you shared yours, I will share mine now...
Did greedy A-holes help them get to where they are...oh absolutely. Does that mean the Beatles themselves are evil....no. Not unless you have a very
discompassionate "black & white" view of the world or tangible evidence. And if you have said evidence, please present it.
Is your argument "oh if you just did research you'd see..." what if I do know a bit about the Beatles already? What if I just don't agree with
you because I have yet to see anything that specifically proves that any one of them are "evil". What do I mean by "evil"? Specific intention to
perpetuate acts or events that are perceived as "painful", "harmful", "cruel", "greedy", or "destructive" for the sake of inflicting those
concepts specifically onto other people.
So let me ask you this: Do you
personally have any functioning knowledge of the music industry that would give more evidence to your general
claim of the music industry?
because guess what? I do for mine...
I aid my teacher Aloke Dutta
with his webcommerce/design & graphic needs. This man has taught some of the most
proficient artists in the "industry" & outside. He's shared quite a bit of knowledge with me and I have learned much from him beyond music &
composition, beyond business, but how to strengthen and purify my spirit. That is what he teaches, he does not teach musical "tricks", "riffs",
or "beats". I do not mean that in a "choose your deity" kind of way either, I mean in a direct mind, body, spirit kind of way through mediative
practice & quiet a bit hard work. So now, you're telling me, that his students, including myself if I where to ever negotiate a contract with a
major label...are "evil" by association for choosing that path?
Some of his students are under some of those big-bad industry people. Do they(the "suits") get more then they deserve, YES! Do they help artist
get recognized though? YES! Is it the best course of action for an artist? Probably not. Does that make them evil? Nope... Does it make what
they do evil? Eh, greedy for sure, but "evil" is in the intention. And below the most "evil" of exec is a bunch of pure intentioned, good
hearted people trying to help artists gain some kind of financial stability.
That being said I do not agree with the current major label business model in relation to artist's rights. But I'm not about to call everyone under
a major label evil by any means...and if this is an issue of creed, then we're just getting ridiculous aren't we?
Oh did I tell you I've seen a side of the that "big movie" industry too(props)....? Or do you like to discuss your speculations one at a time?
That type of judgment is really counter intuitive in relation to spiritual development....
[edit on 9-1-2009 by Shakesbeer]