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Music Revolution 2017

September 19, 2017

Here is a summary of this somewhat long article; 3 old men control 80% of music. That’s bad. Music revolution against it. That’s good.

Will the music media ever go a week without promoting Bieber, Swift, Beyonce, Gaga, Perry, Adele? The media won’t tell you what is going on in music but I will – there is a music revolution to make it fair and exciting.

The music industry has jumped the shark, we are stuck with only 3 CEOs that control 80% of the music industry, only support the same aging teen pop stars – where 1% of musicians make 70% of the money, and have ruined sales that have dipped since 1999. Where is the music media? What story could be bigger?

Many are progressive on social and political issues, but couldn’t be more corporate when it comes to music and the arts! Don’t allow 3 companies to control 80% of the entire music industry! Don’t turn your back on all musicians?

Who do you support, 3 businessmen or all musicians?

Three CEO’s from Warners, Universal, and Sony control 80% of the music business. They have made it clear that only teen pop will be promoted, and only by the same stars( Bieber, Perry, Swift, Beyonce, Gaga, Adele and sometimes a flavor of the week). The rest of the music world is marginalized out of most coverage, reviews, awards shows, etc.

For best music quality, there should be thousands of competing companies, not three. The quality and variety of mainstream music is at an all time low and hasn’t changed much in 10 years. Radio is just ads and nobody is listening, concert tickets are a rip off and hassle, the music media is just press releases of what they want to promote, awards shows seem fake, online streaming sales never get to the musician, music never changes – always the same few promoted over and over- and there is never news of the alternative to all this). Music sales have barely caught up to those of 1999! Most money goes to a few over promoted aging pop stars. (70% goes to 1% of musicians.)

We also need a music media that covers the other 99% of musicians. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZvMa2f33Wc

Help by three very small things.
1. Pass the word that 3 CEO’s control music and have done great harm to music, radio, concerts, music media, and music online, as well as ruining the careers of thousands of musicians. Just talking about it helps all musicians everywhere.
2. Support the Dallas musicians or anyone else that is actively against all this.
3. Talk to your favorite music news site and ask why they won’t talk about the music revolution.
4. Support Pennies for Play, a way for any musician to stream music for pennies on his website without corporations.

There is a music revolution going on and you can decide which side you want – the side with 3 CEOs that control 80% of the music business and the music media, or all the rest of us.

‘People prefer NOT to listen to new songs,” Digital News (that quote sums up how bad it has gotten.)
https://musea.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/quote-on-music-industry-most-people-prefer-not-to-listen-to-new-songs/

THE TWO MUSIC INDUSTRIES, Us VERSUS the Corporate 3. https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/09/18/bhad-bhabie-cash-me-outside-split-industry/

MUSIC CHART – revenue falling fast.
http://tinyurl.com/zjb9rp2

WHY THE MUSIC ALL SOUNDS THE SAME.
http://tinyurl.com/cqf8ykb

1% Make 77%
Top one percent of musicians get about 77% of the money.
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2014/03/05/toponepercent/

Fact: the Richest Artists in the world make 75% of their money touring. That means hardly anyone is buying music.

Fact: you have to have over 100,000 clicks on your streaming music a month, to make minimum wage.

Fact, one pop star made an estimated 550 thousand dollars for one sponsored instagram post for Coca Cola.

Quote: The three major labels dominate the Spotify negotiaions… – DMN.

Fact: The average mainstream hit song has 4+ writers and 6 different publishers (digital music news.)

Fact: Live concerts and streaming = 73% of revenue.

The musicians you search out on the net, are making minimum wage at best. You don’t want that for fast food workers, why do you allow it for the musicians you love?

UMG, album sales down 15%, download sales down 29%
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/02/24/umg-streaming-revenue/

Let’s bring it home to you the reader – every musician you know is making minimum wage or less from their music. So either support them or you are supporting the 3 corporations.

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Digital Music News Reports on the Music Revolution

September 19, 2017

Dear Reader,

This article from Digital Music News, makes the first major coverage of the music revolution going on.
This explains the two music industries, the corporate/media half where 3 corporations and the main music media promote a few money maker stars, and the other half, the rest of us, the musicians trying to make good music. My music revolution is a big part of this change.

https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/09/18/bhad-bhabie-cash-me-outside-split-industry/

See my blog for other music news including the Rock Band Challenge 2017

tomhendricks.us

Sayings of Editor Art

August 12, 2017

You don’t have to approve the message, just allow the discussion.

I wonder how much of NYC art is just hustling rich donors.

Don’t you dare say you support musicians if you allow 1% to make 70% of all the money and you are fine with that!

Everybody writes, nobody reads!

Don’t pave a rut!

Isn’t gravity a perpetual energy machine?

Which is more probable, a one time pop up of 5 or so linked chemical steps that each have to occur in the proper order in a hostile environment that they are not protected in and that would quickly destroy each step, OR a chemical selection over millions of years of UV radiation?

When any media covers the scandal of the few to avoid covering the issues of millions, then it is fake news.

Think people are anal
Fat people are bossy
This little maxim is a major clue to many health discoveries.

House of Thorns: A house where the women don’t get along.

Which better protects our country, health care for all or more military spending for wars over there?

Too much of modern art is just bad surrealism 100 years out of date.

We’re going on a dragon/unicorn hunt. (An outing with no purpose.)

There are about 50 people in the world that can write good music and I’m one of them.

Music MEDIA, what will you do? Report on the cutting edge of the change in music, or ride the coat tails of corporate music with another irrelevant press release.

There is not a lot of think tanks trying to end poverty. That is another problem for think tanks to solve.

Time for a rainbow.

Musea Will Not Support KERA (or KXT)

July 6, 2017

MUSEA will not support KERA (or KXT)

The Dallas zine Musea (monthly since 1992) cannot support KERA. We also advocate our readers not to support KERA, and we advocate that the rest of Dallas not support KERA.

For all of the last 25 years:

KERA has not reported on or supported the local and national musicians, painters, writers, filmmakers, photographers, etc.; talked about in Musea.

KERA has not reported on the ideas and solutions suggested from Musea to help all artists of all kinds here and across the country.

KERA has not reported on the ideas and solutions suggested from Musea to help make the media in Dallas better.

KERA has not reported on the ideas and solutions suggested from Musea to help make Dallas a better city.

KERA has gone out of their way to not support anything Musea talked about in 200 issues.

http://www.musea.us/Musea200.htm

http://tomhendricks.us

Revolution in Arts, Recommendations

April 20, 2017

PAGE OF RECOMMENDATIONS.

The years of advocating for more quality in the arts and more fairness for all, has led to certain recurring Best Ideas.
First we should by law end the conglomeration of the arts and media into so few corporate hands. Then we need to build support for independent artists and media.

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to: CORPORATE ART AND MEDIA CONGLOMERATES.

The law should be clear. You can:

1. Make the art
2. Distribute the art.
3. Publicize and review the art on your entertainment and media outlets.

BUT YOU CAN’T DO ALL THREE!

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to: INDEPENDENT ARTISTS AND MEDIA.

We should build and support the following.

1. Reviews for all. Fair, guaranteed no-ad, online, reviews for a processing fee, that allows any artist in any type of art to compete on quality.

2. Pay for Play. Set up an online pay for play service where clicking on a webpage pays a penny or so to access the work of the artist, musician, writer, filmmaker, architect, dancer, photographer, journalist, etc. This simple step eliminates the entire layer of corporate middlemen, allows any artist of any kind to get compensation, and allows independent media to be free of any ads or sponsors.

3. Major Art Centers. Cities, art agencies, the national government, and/or private citizens should promote art centers open to all arts and all the people.


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