Most people are aware of the artist, Moby. I recently watched a video on his point of view on the music business in 2009. Now that we are well into 2011, trends are showing that Moby is spot on, when it comes to how the music business is reinventing itself. Sure he might be a bit of a musical anarchist, but he is very in tune with what is going on around him.
Watch this video, and you will probably agree with his point of view for the time.
Frank Zappa, an experimental artist that has his own cult following. It is very interesting to hear his point of view on how music executives were deciding on music back in the 60’s and how things have changed in modern times. He is definitely has very valid points on the current state of affairs. This video also contains commentary on how radio has changed in the last 40 years, and it is quite a change.
Below is a clip from a BBC program that is called HARDtalk. In this clip, they talk to John Kennedy who is an individual who responsible for representing over 145 labels around the world, including the big four. They talk about the good, the bad and the ugly on the modern music business. John makes some valid points on why the business is still a necessary evil. HARDtalk makes valid points on the struggle between the artistic creativity and big business capital.
The main point of all of the videos is that music business is really changing, and for it to become profitable again on a very large level, there will need to be new blood and a progressive way of thinking to move the industry to greater profitability, and a place where artists and business can work well together again.
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