posted on Oct, 14 2012 @ 01:08 AM
Perhaps I am starting to become a curmudgeony old man, but I am probably not alone in saying that today's music and movies are mostly garbage. (Yes
there are exceptions, but they are mostly garbage.) I know my parents said the same thing, and their parents said the same thing, but I think this
generation is different.
The major problem with movies, music, and pop culture these days are illegal downloads. It is difficult for certain sectors of the entertainment
industry to make money of the works they produce because of illegal downloads, so they end up producing music and movies that are crap.
In the movie industry, many people are not going to the threaters or otherwise legally buying movies. The movie industry has countered this trend by
producing movies that must be seen on the big screen because they have all sorts of special effects that do not come across as well on a laptop. If
you happen to like 2 hour long cgi and explosion fests, that is great. But this squeezes out a lot of the relatively low budget comedies and dramas
that one can enjoy on a laptop.
The music industry has put out a lot of pop-garbage because of illegal downloads. Record companies have a difficult time making money on safe-bet pop
acts. Record companies are not willing to sign and promote bands that have a unique sound that may only target a limited audience if they are
If you live music, movie, and other arts, pay for them legally. I do not want to live in a world where artists and musicians cannot dedicate
themselves to their craft because they cannot make a living off it. If you want to get an idea of what the world would look like if people could not
make money off of arts and music, go to youtube. Look at all those silly videos posted by bored teenagers and tell me if you want these videos
replacing professionally made movies and music.