I consider myself to be pretty tolerant to most types of music. I can appreciate the production values of music when the music alone can’t hold my interest for one second.
2 exceptions:

Rap

Emo

If you want to make a “career” out of looking and sounding the same as 12 bazillion  other “musicians” out there, be my guest. But PLEASE, stop flooding my myspace inbox with friend requests and messages telling me to check out your band. Obviously you really don’t want me as a fan because your music makes me want to kill you to make the noise stop. Even worse is this Screamo crap. Not only does your music blow, but now I cant hear you, or anything else for that matter cause you blew out my speakers.

Music was based on individualism, can we please return to that?

Not to say all the bands I listen to are charting new territory, but at least their music is catchy.

Example

Grant it, every track is not a winner, but take “My Moon, My Man”. Strangely reminiscent of early B-52’s.  I don’t think I could make 3 cords any more catchy. I could dance to that, and I don’t dance.

Ever.

~bk

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Yes it’s true,

The music industry is crumbling. I’m not telling you anything most of you don’t already know.

Have a look.

So where does that leave us? The musicians, the middle men as it seems….

There seems to be a lot of people preaching the demise, but not a lot of solutions to how to go about successfully pushing a genuinely “good” product. I think it might be a little too early to know exactly what the future holds, but there are some out there that are doing something right.

Case and point.

Good old fashioned self promotion and hard work seem to be a great start for a successful new gameplan that some bands are smart enough to start utilizing. Go figure.

Much more to come…

~bk