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The Music Industry sucks!!! according to....

PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:52 am
by surrey_casual
interwiewer wrote:What's the worst thing about the music industry today?


timbromhead wrote:You may regret asking me that question.

There isn't a worst thing it's everything about it. Taking away people's natural creative ability, using it to try and make millions of pounds and at the same time killing it. Taking away a person's rights to write and release their own material because they don't think it's going to make them millions of pounds or sell lots of records. Signing a band and then encouraging them to spend all their advance on 10 grand videos and 50 grand albums when (a.) it's not necessary and (b.) to keep their mates in a job.

Forcing bands to work with producers they don't want to just so they can create a 'radio friendly sound'. Generally signing bands based on the fact that they can exploit them rather than because they are talented. Signing bands because they have a mainstream 'radio friendly' sound when actually they are boring and shit. Convincing the general public that a band are great/ the next big thing when actually they a pile of shit.

Forcing lots of shit music onto the general public in the hope that it might stick. Using ridiculous amounts of money and influence to get bands in people's faces as much as possible so that eventually again the shit sticks. Putting new bands on tour supports with massive acts racking up huge costs for the band members so they end up in debt as well as the videos and the recording. Not letting bands grow and develop naturally building up its own fan base in an organic way.

I suppose the worst part is when old fat guys in suits think they know what a good band is, and think they know what young people are into and what they care about. There are 'some' people however in the industry who are not like this. However I don't think many of them work at major record labels. By the way marquis cha cha are a sound bunch and don't fall in to this category.


peace and love!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:51 pm
by pink_cookie
actually a lot of that is true but i wouldnt say the music industry totally sucks.... :?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 5:56 pm
by vicky14
^yeah taht's right.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:30 pm
by surrey_casual
pink_cookie wrote:actually a lot of that is true but i wouldnt say the music industry totally sucks.... :?


like what? the only decent thing happening in the music world is bands doing it themselfs DIY bands as they are commonly known. thats why the music industry sucks totally.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:36 pm
by pink_cookie
surrey_casual
sry but i dont understand what you just ment....write it in a way i will understand it please... :?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:48 pm
by surrey_casual
pink_cookie wrote:surrey_casual
sry but i dont understand what you just ment....write it in a way i will understand it please... :?


ok. bands these days are creating there own record labels to release there own material because labels will not sign them. they call this Do It Yourself. E.g. arctic monkeys for the 'fake tales' release last year. then when a bigger record label realises that they are good and the public like them, they will try to sign them only for the band to tell them where to stick it, or actually sign. loads of decent bands have done this, the long blondes took 3 singles before being signed. i think this is the only thing in the music industry that is good!

a perfect example of what the biggest rip off in the music industry is the kooks, realesing 5 singles from an album! they know that the fans will buy the records so they keep on realsing material. arctic monkeys keep it real and only release 2 singles with the third not being eligible for the charts as it was an ep. they continue to write new material, lets face it, they could of released at least 5 singles from the album but didnt.

i hope this is a bit clearer

PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:47 pm
by irishscummyman
^and add Hard Fi and Editors to the rip off list

PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:50 pm
by pink_cookie
ok i get it xD

PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:11 pm
by arctic
irishscummyman wrote:^and add Hard Fi and Editors to the rip off list


Thank god Hard-Fi have finished touring the album now.

Milburn are also a prime example of how to do it right.
I admit they have release 2 singles already and have a third coming out from the album but they have amazing things like Milburn TV, brand new material (usually released on DVD's or on b-sides to singles 7" and cd's) aswell loads of live stuff and special recordings on iTunes and napster.
I know it's making them loads of money in the end but I don't mind paying money for things I don't have.

Kooks are an amazing band but they are milking the album, agree 100% scott with everything you said.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:12 am
by pink_cookie
everyone talks about milburn...milburn here milburn there...to be hounest i have NO idea who they are :oops: :oops:...are they very famous in england? then thats probobly why i dont know them :?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:17 am
by Josie
i love the kooks...
They could release every song off that album; its amazing :P

i agree with most things Scott has said... but i don't think arctic monkeys are "keeping it real"... you can bet they made more money from releasing the Ep than they would have with a single... meh i dunno maybe i just dont like them so much anymore...
But bleh how much choice do the bands have about it do you think? Coz i have properly no idea whether it comes down to the band's decision or whether they are hugely influenced .
Meh.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 1:00 pm
by arctic
pink_cookie wrote:everyone talks about milburn...milburn here milburn there...to be hounest i have NO idea who they are :oops: :oops:...are they very famous in england? then thats probobly why i dont know them :?


Click my signature, I don't run one website.
www.milburn-music.com and www.milburnmusic.com (official)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:52 pm
by pink_cookie
thanks alot!!
wow, they sound very good!!
i have been missing out...ALOT!!