View Full Version : what does the future holds for the music industry?
02-25-2005, 04:14 PM
i believe it's on it death bed if the direction of music doesn't change.
change could include no manufactured bands
bringing back the live band concept
with musicians and less dancing
absolutly no lipsyncing
"please" no more remakes of old songs
this all i have for now!!!
03-28-2005, 01:52 AM
The future is albums recorded in high profile home studios, released by the artists on small labels who have distribution deals with one of the 5 majors.
The future of music is sold at Starbucks on their new kiosk where you can burn a cd of songs of your choice while waiting for your frappuchino expresso tripple carmel late espress with milk and sugar.
The future of music is film and video, and tv spots.
The future of music. I have no idea, but when you figure it out..let me know cuz I'd like to get in on the action.
some 'remakes' of old songs are, for me, the definitive versions.
03-28-2005, 10:59 PM
until sheeple are led blindly in a new direction this is what it is.
the machine is to large for a single individual to change, but as a few select sheeple become individual people,
well, then a movement will begin.
yes things will change, but you will still, be blindly led, as the machine will only give limited options.
03-31-2005, 10:47 AM
It always amazes me when a remake comes out and my kids say how much they love it. Then you tell them that it was a hit when you were a kid and they look all confused. "You mean this isn't a new song?"
04-01-2005, 10:10 AM
I deal with young guys alot (hell, I'm still young - 32!!!) and they all want to be original, but when they come up with something they think is fresh, I can always say, "Well, that sounds just like ---- on the album -----."
There is nothing new under the sun, just different ways of doing it. I think individual creativity and expression will come back around. Hopefully, true artists will be revered and respected with their crafts. The "canned" music will always be around.
My goal as a musician is to be true to myself, and let the chips fall where they may. As for the industry, the industry will always be f**ked up. It's all about money, and not about creativity. If I'm doing what I love and enjoy, and if I'm good at it, then people will notice. I don't go for shameless self-promotion. I keep my mouth shut and let the music speak for itself. I live in a small town, and if I have to go out and sell myself, it's not worth my time. I'd rather be practicing or recording.
It's hard to say what's in store for the music industry. I wouldn't care if all the major labels went broke. It would put a lot of guys out of work, but economically and socially, shakedowns are a good thing. It re-vitalizes, re-focuses, and often re-juvenates things that need re-structuring. Sports teams go on strike, what about the artists who are making fractions of what the record companies and owners are making? You have tons of money going to few select artists and record companies.
I'm more of a purist, and I don't make a living off of music, so I don't mind saying that I tingle with glee at the thought of "file sharing" and the industry whining about it. More power to the artists... Let's create an equal playing field, where everything is internet based, and all music is bought on a per-song basis, and see what the public really wants. Let's have "music olympics" where guys get together and do everything themselves out of their home studio, and see who has the best performed / strongest product! Radical, huh?
I long for the days of "live players" again. Who gives a rat's rear about Brittany Spears or any one of her clones? I don't even consider those types of artists 'artists'. Give the props where they are due. Bring back the days of jazz!
Let it all burn... :banana:
04-01-2005, 01:47 PM
just think what would have happen if star search or american idol was around in the 60/70's
i believe there would be no hendricks,bob dylan,pink floyd,elp,yes,rush and other very inovative artist.
just a bunch of boy george's and milly vanilly types groups
do i here a amen!!!
I think the future of music will be to return to the basics-and abandon the "base",if you know what I mean.
When "Star Wars" came out in 1977,it signaled a return to the good,old fashioned, symphonic score.Everyone reacted to it because it was something very thrilling and positive in a not so positive climate.
We need a return to music,plain and simple...
04-08-2005, 11:46 PM
What one generation tolerates, the next embraces.
We're stuck with over-produced, over-compressed music. Yay!
04-27-2005, 09:29 AM
George Massenburg said some interesting things about this recently. I'll paraphrase...
He said that the record business is in a tailspin. Record sales are way down. Most of the big labels make far more money off of their old catalogs than they do off of new stuff. People just aren't buying what they are pushing.
But the music business is booming. He's expanding his studio, and can't keep up with all of the mixing and mastering projects he's being offered. Budgets are a bit tighter now, but people are still making (and selling) lots of music. It's a shift in power from big record labels to a million musicians with smaller studio, lower budgets, and small labels.
04-27-2005, 10:39 AM
The future of ...
The music of natural sounds?
And hundreds more ...
And some uncategorizable ...
And some un-sellable ...
It's all music, though, isn't it?
But your question has the phrase in it
"music industry" which has a special
meaning - in the context of commerce
and selling of music as a product.
As many here have said, once money,
ego, fame (dare we say, & technology?)
touch the music, it's hard
to separate the muse ... from these
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