The blogosphere holds the next generation of music critics, except that the
discipline of competing for limited space is lacking.
On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 5:26 PM, Malcolm Rockwell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> An alarming trend (well, I consider it alarming) in newsprint is a lack of
> opinion pieces on artistic presentations. Writers surely find it far easier
> to issue publicity about events that are coming up than to write
> intelligent criticism of events that have just passed. Rewriting press
> releases from the artist, record company, their management, etc., before an
> event is not news. It's advertising.
> Going a bit further, our fine upstanding local politacally-slanted
> newspaper hasn't had an opinion on anything in years. But they'll happily
> run the opinions of news writers from one national feed or another. I guess
> it's a matter of liability. When you're parroting other sources you are not
> personally liable for any opinion they may have and any blame, or lawsuits,
> attached can be shunted to the source.
> Let's hear it for personal responsibility!
> So, to answer your question, tomorrow's music critics have seemingly
> become ad scriveners, more's the pity.
> Malcolm (descending from his soap-box)
> On 4/7/2013 10:16 AM, Karl Miller wrote:
>> They are out of a job! if current trends continue...at least when it
>> comes to
>> classical music.
>> ----- Original Message ----
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>> Sent: Sun, April 7, 2013 8:15:58 AM
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Where Are Tomorrow’s Music Cri tics?
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