Originally Posted by raffael77
Money destroyed the quality of music and that's not an fact but a given.
What's wrong making good quality music and make a livin' out of it but not like million's of dollars to sell your soul to be a prostitute for your label and make an big profit out of you.
It's your own life. You can have a solid base of money but alot of money makes you greedy and have fake fans.
The problem is...it's not really like that anymore.
You have Artist A who just makes his music how he sees fit...is having fun with it or doing it to get pu**y, like most rappers in the 80's and 90's were.
They develop a grass roots following, still making THEIR music.
They go to labels with millions of fans with complete albums, ready to be marketed.
At this point, what? They get a 360 deal for touring and distro.
So what does this mean? That the labels are not really developing and cultivating these artists anymore. They are getting a much more organic product as opposed to a manufactured one like previous eras.
So why blame corporatism? Because what you are seeing being marketed today is MUCH more what the people are asking for as opposed to what is being pumped down their throats. Corporate America is just the vehicle to get this stuff to a wider base. And they still manage to eat off of it.
Seems your anger is misguided. It's the fans that are the "industry" now.