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Unpopular Music Biz Truth – Technology Makes Us Assholes but Love is the Solution so it might be ok…I think.

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Unpopular Music Biz Truth – Technology Makes Us Assholes but Love is the Solution so it might be ok…I think.
Louis CK has it right in his assessment of the “meh” generation. We live in the most amazing, technologically advanced and privileged time in human history, but everyone is bored. We all know we are the [...]

Unpopular Music Biz Truth – Musicians getting their asses kicked by fluffy kittens

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This is one way to describe the climate of todays media environment. Musicians used to compete with other musicians for attention, now musicians compete with every distraction, curiosity, time-waster, etc. that you can think. The cute fluffily kittens are winning. Second to the kittens is every other type of animal. Goats singing, cats auto-tuned, dogs [...]

Unpopular Music Biz Truths – Kids

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This post is not about the mainstream music industries obsession with youth. I usually don’t write very much about the mainstream music industry because it isn’t interesting to me. This post is about recording artists/musicians who have kids of their own.
My entire life I kept hearing (and I still hear) that the best way a [...]

Unpopular Music Biz Truth – Sonic Rite of Passage

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There is one thing that all great, high achieving musicians have in common. They all, without exception, torture themselves a little about their tone. It doesn’t matter what instrument they play. They go through a highly personalized process to find their own unique sound. Not all of what is involved in this process has to [...]

Unpopular Music Biz Truth – Most opinions don’t matter that much

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I’ve talked about this before. Music is a funny thing where very few people (considering how many people attempt it) are any good at it (I mean really good). But EVERYBODY, I mean freaking EVERYBODY is a critic who spews endless volumes of musical criticism on a daily basis. On the one hand its great [...]

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