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The Music Business

Does the current music business suck? Has the bizness trivialized music into a mere "packaged commodity" instead of a unique creative achievement? There certainly have been profound changes over the last three decades from the free-form radio formats of the 1960s to the homogenized niche corporate radio stations of today. The Web, social media and the seemingly blind acceptance of streaming media distribution channels as the "new norm" have had an enormous impact on music's role in our society today. For some it's better, for others its a downhill spiral that never seems to end...

The Devaluation of Music: It’s Worse Than You Think

Streaming

Apple

  • Apple’s Last Chance? (Apple Music)
    Apple taught the world that it’s okay to build a music platform free of information, context, history or musical connections.

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Earlier Articles

The Music Bizness (Yikes!)
We live in an age of style over substance...

Jazz Bros
Powerful words - A music based in black popular culture and shaped over the years by black musicians—with significant but on balance lesser contributions from whites—is unlikely to thrive as an artistic or commercial realm if it shrinks to become the province of white, middle-class men who went to conservatories to learn to play blues scales playing concerts attended by white, middle-class men.

Are You Really A Musician? (NRP - Food For Thought...)
If you don't know how to play an instrument and you can't read or write music, but you have an app or synth that does the work for you, can you really call yourself a musician?

Why Americans Don't Like Jazz
Videos and visuals have dominated - listening is a lost art form... (sigh)

Authenticity- WTF? (Eech!)
Domain investor's daughter

Life After Music - Part 2