Jump to content

music historian says the music industry is dying


Recommended Posts

Cyanide

I think that even some of the “urban crap” artists have their place in the cultural zeitgeist, the problem is that there isn’t really much DIVERSITY in the type of music that’s being promoted. Before the last decade, there were major artists in EVERY genre of music who had different sounds who were slaying simultaneously, now it feels like no matter what genre of music you make, it has to tie back into the “urban crap” that user is talking about, to succeed. People have diverse taste in music, and I think that actually allowing people to pick the music that they want to listen to will re-establish that instead of the label favoritism and payola making everything so homogenous. Radio and award shows need to be given back to the people. 
 

like that user said we also need more TV shows and programs dedicated to MUSIC, once MTV stopped being about actual music everything seemed to go downhill. We need like a dedicated music platform to tell the stories of the music the artists the makings and the inner workings to generate REAL interest and in order to do that we need REAL artists with REAL talent who actually have something to say and aren’t just walking billboards. 
 

in order for REAL artists to get proper budget and promotion it’s really up to the labels and having people in positions of power that actually care about music and artistry and not just making revenue. Hopefully covid has made them see that and we’ll have a new crop of talented artists. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 79
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Enoch

    4

  • Illuminati

    3

  • ONOPKA

    2

  • Cain

    2

Top Posters In This Topic

bad guy
Posted (edited)

The posts about how music now is just about quick hits and no artistry as if some of the most uninspired, basic, generic, and horrible music didn't come from the late 2000s-2010s. This is nothing new. 

 

zI4X78y.gif

 

Music is a lot better now than it was in 2009-2014, and much more accessible now. The only reason the "industry" is suffering is because nobody's buying anything anymore, and the old mold of turning popstars into products just doesn't work anymore either since social media has ruined mystique that existed to stars/celebrities pre-social media.

Edited by bad guy
Link to post
Share on other sites
Tropez
1 hour ago, Cyanide said:

I think that even some of the “urban crap” artists have their place in the cultural zeitgeist, the problem is that there isn’t really much DIVERSITY in the type of music that’s being promoted. Before the last decade, there were major artists in EVERY genre of music who had different sounds who were slaying simultaneously, now it feels like no matter what genre of music you make, it has to tie back into the “urban crap” that user is talking about, to succeed. People have diverse taste in music, and I think that actually allowing people to pick the music that they want to listen to will re-establish that instead of the label favoritism and payola making everything so homogenous. Radio and award shows need to be given back to the people. 
 

like that user said we also need more TV shows and programs dedicated to MUSIC, once MTV stopped being about actual music everything seemed to go downhill. We need like a dedicated music platform to tell the stories of the music the artists the makings and the inner workings to generate REAL interest and in order to do that we need REAL artists with REAL talent who actually have something to say and aren’t just walking billboards. 
 

in order for REAL artists to get proper budget and promotion it’s really up to the labels and having people in positions of power that actually care about music and artistry and not just making revenue. Hopefully covid has made them see that and we’ll have a new crop of talented artists. 

Many issues with this post. 
 

What is “urban crap”? Please define that or give examples. 
 

And lastly, no one cares about music tv programs. Those have low viewership and have been for some time. People don’t consume music that way, because TV is outdated. Which is why MTV doesn’t even show music anymore. I think this website is an echo chamber of sorts. In the real world, music is a background sound, something to play at parties, to dance to, for riding in the car or commuting to work. It’s not something people sit down and closely listen to. If it was, then none of the music in the past 50 years would be as popular. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
SomeGirl
Posted (edited)

How is this analysis based on Hipgnosis, an investment fund, buying up back catalogues? (Though they also now bought a music publishing company). This is a company with a ton of money whose MO is to make quick money and shake things up. I think the real question is why are writers willing to sell their copyrights to them? (The real reason, not conjecture). And how much of a threat are they, and others like them popping up, to traditional music publishers? 

Edited by SomeGirl
Link to post
Share on other sites
×
×
  • Create New...