Archive for the ‘Revolution in Arts and Media’ Category

Golden Age in Film

September 30, 2019

While Hollywood is slipping, there are 3 places where film is going through a golden age:

1. Youtube videos and video makers.
2. Non network TV series and documentaries
3. K – Dramas, South Korean TV Shows.

Music Quotes about the Music Revolution from Musea, since 1992

September 5, 2019

Music Quotes about the Music Revolution.
From Musea, since 1992

Time for a change in music – instead of just 3 companies controlling everything there should be thousands!

Musea, leading the music revolution against the “Big 3 Labels” that control the music industry.

Those born since the 90s have the delusion that mainstream music is supposed to be bad and not the best in the world.

The Big 3 Labels control manufacturing, distribution, promotion, reviews, concerts, radio, awards shows, music media, music charts, and streaming. Anything else they sue out of business by their watchdog organization, RIAA.

When you have to search out a musician’s music, they are probably making minimum wage, while 1% make 70% of all money in music.

When people hide their heads in the sand about all this, it’s the same as bowing down to the 3 CEOs that control and have ruined music.

Join us – thousands of musicians against the 3 CEOs that control the music industry.

Time to stop supporting the 3 old men, no women, that control all music, the Big 3, and start supporting all musicians. That includes ending the glass ceiling against all women in positions of leadership in the music industry.

Which side are you on, 3 CEOs, The Big 3, that control the music industry or all musicians?

Musicians need your support not your head in the sand!

Who here would get upset if there were more than 3 people who decided if you got a career in music or made minimum wage all your life?

The Big 3 control 80% of the music industry and their lawyers the other 20%.

When the music media blocks out the music revolution against the Big 3, they block out every musician making minimum wage or less = thousands of talented people.

Music revolution has two sides:
3 greedy CEOs that prop up the same 10 top 40 pop stars versus all the other musicians in the world.

Katy Perry spent $11 million on promoting one song!
Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” tour has made $736.7 million!
To make minimum wage through streaming on Spotify, a musician has to have 336,842 total plays. No musician can compete against the pop darlings of the Big 3 Labels!

Remember my ear is always open.

More Sayings of Editor Art

September 5, 2019

Good and simple becomes iconic.

K Pop is the first music of the online world, and this century.

A franchise is not a film, it’s a marketing scheme.

Asteroid definition – Rock Star!

We know that chemistry is the same no matter where you go in the universe – so it’s logical that biology is the same no matter where you go in the universe.

A trapezoid is not a dinosaur

Some people are a black hole of need.

The town where reality stays in the car.

Crickets, tumbleweeds and yawns.

He’s so dumb that if he had a bandage on his finger, he couldn’t count!

If Meryl Streep looked in a mirror and asked, “Who’s the fairest actress of them all?”
the mirror might some day say “Shin Hye-Sun.”

Their chemistry was good, but their biology was even better!

500 of my Paintings and Drawings

July 19, 2019

Here is a link to 500 of my paintings and drawings on Pinterest https://pin.it/zrtzsrk6cack5m
Comments welcome, enjoy!

Tom Hendricks

Musicians Don’t Write Your Own Songs

April 27, 2019

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!!!
PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! don’t write your own songs!

HERE GOES: I’ve never heard your songs, but I can say with 99.9% accuracy that they are not good.

Through decades I’ve written over 2,000 songs – 2,089 as of today, and when I started out, I thought that my songs were great. But after composing the first hundred, I threw all of them away but one or two, because they were bad songs. Then I began getting better.

HERE’S THE RULE: For every thousand great guitar players or great singers, or great drummers, there is maybe ONE good songwriter. Find him! Search him out , make his best songs yours, and get a career for yourself.

This does not mean a corporate moon/june hack. Find a songwriter who thinks like you, who writes songs like you were trying to do, and that has lyrics that you can put your heart into. Great songwriters write great songs; they don’t write trash that you will be embarrassed to perform. Find them and ask to hear everything they have got.

Right now the Big 3, the 3 companies that control music and determine if you have a career (spoiler alert – you don’t, none of us do), are against good songwriting. Just look at the top 100. So that means the great new songwriters are out there, waiting, and as hungry for a fair chance in music as you are. *

Some music execs advise you to write your own music and MAKE ALL THE MONEY! But they are wrong. HERE’S THE TRUTH; You will be spending all your money in studios, recording bad songs that will drain your bank account, loose the good will and interest of all the fellow musicians working with you, turn off your audience, and drag down what little career you have achieved.

But if instead, you record ONE great song by a talented songwriter, you will have a hit and a career that will follow you for the rest of your life!

But Tom, you say, the people LOVE my songs. OK then put that love to the test. Contact the people who LOVE your songs and tell them that you will give each of them 1% of ownership of your entire catalogue of songs for $10,000 dollars. See what happens. See who wants to invest in your songwriting! Put your songs to the real test and see how good they are.

Musicians, 99% of you that write songs – and more power to you – write as many as you like; BUT, keep them to yourselves, and stop
embarrassing yourself in public at least until you get a rare rare rare good one. OR

Record the best songs of those few songwriters who can write great songs. OR

Put your spin on great classic songs.

BTW if you are one of the .01% that are good at writings songs, you already know you have real talent, you probably have agreed with most of this post but know it doesn’t apply to you, and you are not one bit discouraged from what I say. Keep writing!

To all the rest: remember if you have one hit song, you have a career for life. If you never have a hit, you don’t have a career at all (with hardly any exceptions to the rule).

Good composers are rare. This essay is for current musicians and songwriters creating new music in all genres from country, blues, and rock, to pop, MOR, jazz, rap, and folk; but let’s take classical music for example. Why? Because everyone has heard of these composers.

Compare how many good orchestras there are in the world with how many good Bachs, Mozarts, and Beethoven’s there are!

Comments welcome, but beware – until you have put 5 decades into writing songs like I have, I may not give your ideas much credence!

*(Join the Music Revolution, end the Big 3 control of all music. and open it up to all, not just the 1% that make 70% of all the money.)

Tom Hendricks


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