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Old 03-28-2015, 11:00 PM
 
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Music today is different from 20 years ago bc instead of it being organically created by individual bands with their own style and sound, it is mass produced for you courtesy of the music industry who has studied what you like and how to create generic hits.

Once in a while a real individual will sneak by, but most of it is drek thrown together for you by the big companies.
Back in the day, you had musicians running record labels. Not necessarily someone who played an instrument but people who instinctively knew something ground breaking or good. Today the entire music industry just seems to be run purely for profit by people who know nothing about music save a couple of labels.

Sooner or later, someone will come along and re revolutionize the way music is made or distributed
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Old 03-28-2015, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Texas
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No doubt.
There will never be another U2 or BeeGees or Queen or 4 Tops or anything like that.

No kids playing in a garage together dreaming of a big break.

Just stuff that goes viral or overproduced drek.
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:26 AM
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Yes but there is a lack of furthering skills or objectively looking at something you wrote and saying: This is terrible, I need to get better.
This is true in many cases, but certainly not always. Some of these people have talent and/or good ideas and eventually they develop the musical skills needed to bring those ideas to fruition. I can't begin to count how many times I've seen this happen.
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:31 AM
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No kids playing in a garage together dreaming of a big break.
You can't be serious. This most definitely still exists, and there's no reason at all to think it will end.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Nomad
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Reporting from Williamsburg itself.

My first year here, I picked up "THe Deli" magazine or zine or whichever is less conformist. They had their list of 100 best bands of 2014 or 2013, i dont remember. I tried to go through and listen to them all but by the 15th band, I gave up. Terrible, terrible stuff. It is almost as if nobody here has ever been told theyre terrible in their life. But who knows, maybe having grooves and hooks and riffs is too conformist
If you found an electro-hipster band with lyrics breathlessly extolling the virtues of artisanal products, you MUST pass it along.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the Brooklyn artisanal scene, here are some examples...
--$118 for an apron.
--$65 for 1 ounce of beard oil.
--$40 for 16 ounces of mayonnaise. (The emo-egg mayo seems to be out of production.)
--And let's not forget Williamsburg's own Mast Brothers, who will grace you with chocolate kissed by angels and unicorns. $60 per pound.

I need artisanal lyrics. Immediately.
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Pacific 🌉 N, 🌄W
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Sooner or later, someone will come along and re revolutionize the way music is made or distributed
I hope this is a reality. I am not convinced we will ever have the type of music that was as good before the 90's hit.
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:15 AM
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Sooner or later, someone will come along and re revolutionize the way music is made or distributed
We're in the middle of that revolution right now.
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:47 AM
 
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Sooner or later, someone will come along and re revolutionize the way music is made or distributed

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We're in the middle of that revolution right now.
--Sorry to sound naive, but you're talking about the well-known shift due to MP3s and the Internet, correct? I just want to make sure I'm not missing something newer.

--Also, I'd love to hear from anyone who knows about an emerging genre that might be breaking though our current lack of musical evolution. Even one band that sounds different enough to hold promise. The problem is... in 2002, I gave up and stopped listening to anything but progressive house... meaning my vast knowledge of music ground to a halt 13 years ago. (The Shins saved me there for a while.)

Thanks.
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:36 AM
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--Sorry to sound naive, but you're talking about the well-known shift due to MP3s and the Internet, correct? I just want to make sure I'm not missing something newer.
Yes, but even that is evolving. If you have Amazion Prime, for example, you have free access to tons of music.

When you say "the internet", that's an almost infinite umbrella that encompasses countless different ways of distributing music.
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Old 03-02-2016, 11:33 PM
 
Location: South Jordan, Utah
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Sooner or later, someone will come along and re revolutionize the way music is made or distributed
We are trying.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=ydUmXe-vun4


WatchMyBit - WatchMyBit
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