Moby in reacting to some corporate rock said,
“It’s fun, but I don’t think of it as music. It’s manufactured. I appreciate it as a pop culture phenomenon and some of the songs I like if I hear them in a shopping mall or something, but it doesn’t function as music for me. Music is something that communicates emotion and integrity in a really interesting, direct way, and when I listen to the pop music you’re describing, it’s hyper-produced corporate product. That isn’t really even a criticism, but I just think calling it music is a misnomer.”
Moby is right – but he’s not better.
It’s very hard to hear independent music outside the “Big Four’s” manufactured music (the ‘Big Four’ companies own about 80% of the business and tend toward generic rock/rap/country/pop. They are EMI, Sony-BMG, Universal, and Warners)
The art/writing/music revolution is doing that – WOW music and Dallas musicians are opposing all bands and groups.
If it’s another group or pop singer, then I know what it’s going to sound like. If it is a musician opposed to what rock has become – then I want to hear what they are up to – don’t you?
WOW Music – its 3 things, a revolution against what rock/rap/country/pop have become, its back to early rock and roll’s simple honesty, directness, and passion with an emphasis on melody and great SONGS, and it’s a music that includes all types of music from every place in the world.
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