posted on Jan, 16 2014 @ 09:32 AM
reply to post by hounddoghowlie
My main problem w/ the music industry is that the airwaves have been ruled by a sector of the economy who believes it's more important to sell
commercials rather than expose the population to new and innovative thoughts.
I think that's everybody's problem with the music industry, especially those who work in the music world. It's all about profit, it has never been
about exposing the population to new and innovative thoughts. Some areas within the music world are more geared towards artistic expression, like Jazz
music, but the market for Jazz is very small compared to mainstream pop music, and Jazz labels still have to generate profit to exist. Its my view
that audiences get what they want, sure there are systems within the industry that are geared towards promoting, say, one boyband over the next, there
still has to be an audience to buy that stuff. If everybody in the US, for example, started to buy more folk music than you'd start hearing more folk
music on the radio in the US. Take an artist like John Mayer for example, he's young, the ladies like him, he's very marketable, yet he plays Blues
music(a lot, though not exclusively), when he started to make waves there was a huge spike in Blues CD sales, more guys similar to Mayer's style
started getting attention, more girls started digging the blues(a bit). The big record companies spend more time watching these trends and trying to
profit from them than it does trying to force people to listen to crap. Music is there for people to explore and develop their own tastes, nobody is
telling you "you are not allowed to listen to this"(maybe some parents are), and if there are throngs of kids who want, and spend billions on,
Westlife records then that's what we're gonna get on the TV, on the radio and on billboards everywhere.