I was watching a video recently by a famous “Musician” and it got me thinking. In the video, he says he is always trying to figure out what the kids are going to like, what is going to be the biggest hit. Here is a perfect example of why our current music industry, to put it lightly, sucks. Current artists (Well, the famous ones) only care about selling copies of their next song, and don’t care about producing a quality record or song. Heck, people don’t even buy records anymore, they just buy the single, or pirate it.
Another thing to consider, most musicians do not listen to the popular garbage you hear on the radio. You don’t see the school band or orchestra or whatever going around listening to Nicki Minaj. The true artists are often pushed aside and left in the shadow by those who are actually passionate about what they do. True artists write write meaningful pieces and don’t care about selling out to record companies. They tend to last a lot longer in the industry too, and generally aren’t one-hit-wonders.
I really don’t know why I’m posting this, I guess I’m just so pissed off at the current music industry and the amount of talentless garbage pumped through it daily it finally just got to me. I mean seriously, “the Fox” just entirely proved my point.
One last point before I rage-quit, many local bands have more talent and more passion about the music they play (And write, which is something pop stars should learn) than your favorite pop stars.