From Graeme Jaye: "... it doesn't address the questions as to where to play
and who is going to pay for it?..."
That's the elephant in the room!
Progressive jazz, the folk revival and the modern rock scene all began with
rent parties that were held in musicians' or fan's homes. Fans created the
specialty venues, record stores and independent record labels that evolved
into what we know as the present music industry. The '60s through the '90s
were built on top of an infrastructure that had been created during the
1950s. The death of Tower Records, which was built on the idea of combining
niche record stores into a big store having "deep stock" really represents
the death of this musical era. The interesting thing to me is the common
belief that there is "mass market" music which is something that has never
really been the case when you look closely. Today Wall Street actually
believes concepts about the "music industry" that have always been
promotional delusions of grandeur in the fan magazines.
Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix Evaluation and Quality Control
Over 40 years making people sound better than they ever imagined!