reply to post by DeadSnow
thing is the large commercial players copy the small local guys. The small local guys are representative of a population and its music. The large
commercial guys try and mold that population and their music.
You dont need to be taken seriously as an artist. You are not running for office. You dont need to become filthy rich as an artist to have "made it",
you need to be able to afford to create your art.
In all cases being a large name brand is counterproductive to the quality and enjoyment you once had as an emerging artist.
The fact is the many small artists already have their voice being heard, by their own people. They dont need to reach across state lines, and over
national borders. No one is going to save the planet.
EDIT: (Also more is done with little nudges than by a large and forceful effort. Socially speaking people are more responsive to the snowball effect
rather than the steam engine. )
People need to stay true and represent their people and their music. Not compromise to make it big and then proceed to change their people and their
music as per the request of those that made them big.
I dont know.
I have always LOVED NYHC. If it had been commercialized like MANY tried to do, it would have been ruined. It is still representative of us wasted
youth, outcast NYers. It is brimming with quality artists and a huge cult following. WHY? Because that is what made it. If it changed and changed us
in the process we would be poorer for it.
Also, no one needs to keep the large beast record labels alive anymore. If they all failed, and thanks to communications technology, we would have
them replaced over night with small local players we would enjoy much more.
Imagine if the movie industry wasnt full of jackasses that make movies that cater to idiotic agendas, rehashing the same crap out over and over again.
The same can be said of the music industry. It must die......so the art can survive.
edit on 23-2-2013 by tadaman because: (no reason given)