Monday, 18 August 2014

Why we continue to make music

I'm a frequent reader of the music technology magazine Sound On Sound, always enjoying their interviews and having complete faith in their reviews. Here is a nugget of gold from their online forums, with Mike McLoone commenting on the music business' health and why we should continue to make music anyway. Here is a short snippet:

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."
- HST 
Doesn't sound like a great place to work, does it? The only trouble is, what has become of the music business is far removed from the meaning of the music itself. What became a boom industry in the 20th Century has thankfully contracted and brought back the questions, what is music and who should make it? The simple answers; it is anything one wants it to be and anyone can create it.

So while Hunter was talking about the music business, there is also the possibility to express oneself musically without the crutches of the 20th Century music business mechanism. The means of production are now with Everyone. Thanks to advances in digital audio electronics, software and computer horsepower, not to mention the high number of skilled engineers and plethora of project studios competing for business, currently the content creator is spoilt for choice. The music business may be foundering, but to create music there has never been a better time in history."

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