Tag Archives: Record Companies

Is Art Disposable?

It seems that humanity has a schizophrenic attitude toward art.  Some works are considered scarce, valuable and precious and definitely not disposable, whereas other art forms are happily, gracelessly, casually trashed, without a care in the world.  We have funny … Continue reading

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A Kind of Fraud

I’ve been reading behind-the-scenes recollections and reminiscences of life as a top-flight, session, studio musician, in the 1960s and 1970s, lately.  There is something that intensely disquiets me about that whole era and the way that popular music was produced … Continue reading

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The Corrosive Effect of Pay to Play on Artists

Yesterday, I posted an article about the prevalence of pay to play, or payola, in modern mainstream radio.  It isn’t officially acknowledged, or even legal, but it goes on in many clandestine and disguised ways.  Rest assured that any mainstream … Continue reading

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Radio’s Inevitable Day of Reckoning

The jig is up for radio (or should that read, “The gig is up”?).  Radio is on the verge of falling off a cliff. I have honest, decent, hard-working friends in radio and still more that depend on radio for … Continue reading

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Who Works for Whom?

Many artists, especially musicians, are alarmed that it is becoming increasingly difficult to make a living as a professional artist, yet there is evidently money being made in the industry.  Where is all the money going?  Why can’t the musicians … Continue reading

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Time To Up Our Game?

Today, this article appeared on my timeline: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-ca-film-novelty-20120715,0,4176050.story The crux of the article was that the younger generation no longer regard movies as art, but rather as disposable fashion items.  They never watch the old movies anymore.  Black and white … Continue reading

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Pressure

I’m angry and sad at the same time, this morning.  I opened up facebook only to witness the spectacle of a promising young artist, with bags of potential and who could have a very long and successful career, in total … Continue reading

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