Tuesday, August 13, 2013

What Happened to the Music Industry?


The Internet came along and made everything free.

The Internet came along and removed the industries controlled outlets, vendors and schemes. Giving them much less control over consumers buying habits and tastes.

Technology has allowed a few hundred million people around the world to produce their own music, providing an alternative to label-made music that is more personal, entirely free (minus time) and fun to obtain. These 'music-makers' and their acquaintances serve as more than half of the average hater-base and a quarter of the average draw of viewers/listeners.

All of the people who don't like something are now as noticeable as the people who like it.

As opposed to the hundreds and thousands of old, there are millions of people in the world producing music today with hundreds of thousands attempting to share the market.

With Internet comments and open-media, people who don't like an artist have as much influence on their mass reception, image and claim to success as the people who admire and respect the artist and their work. There is group of a few million 'music-makers' out there who will "hate on" nearly everything regardless of whether they actually like it or not. These negative responses taint an artist immeasurably and deter others from their "fanbase".

Consumers see criticism beside praise and consequently, many listeners fail to consider the song's appeal or even an artist's skills.

'Concious music' is unacceptable for the radio due to political correctness and divided communities that love to disagree on things and don't really want to be reminded of the worlds woes when their lives are concerning enough.

The main problems are over-saturation and lack of control.

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