Posts Tagged ‘Universal’

So Who is Listening?

January 27, 2020

Q. But aren’t there people out there that love the generic mainstream pop?A. No! No one is lapping it up. No one here, no one anywhere. The Big 3 Labels, parent companies own the media and talk shows that review and promote their bad music. They make it sound like this music is popular. But all sales are way down, and last year was the first to match the high year of sales, 1999! Virtually everyone I’ve ever talked to is like you reading this, and has to block out corporate and search out good music. That should tell you it’s a marketing scheme, not the will of anyone anywhere . No one seems to know this, and so they really think there is some weird people out there that love this junk and hate good music. No

Basics of the Music Industry Now!

September 23, 2019

Basics of the Music Industry Now!

1. Nothing is selling, so all musicians tour.

2. The average ticket price is $90, so only the biggest acts can tour.

3. 3 CEOs, from the Big 3 Labels, control music, prop up their old acts, and music never changes.

The Joni Mitchell Quote

April 6, 2019

Dear Reader,

This Joni Mitchell quote was sent to me by JHC. Mitchell is right and its worse than she thought because ‘they’ are only 3 CEOs, the Big 3 – google it for more.
That’s why the music revolution from Dallas against these 3, and for all the other musicians in the world.

Joni Mitchell:

“I heard someone from the music business saying they are no longer looking for talent, they want people with a certain look and a willingness to cooperate. I thought, that’s interesting, because I believe a total unwillingness to cooperate is what is necessary to be an artist – not for perverse reasons, but to protect your vision. The considerations of a corporation, especially now, have nothing to do with art or music. That’s why I spend my time now painting.”

What Makes Great Music (according to 3 CEOs)

February 8, 2018

What Makes Great Music (According to the 3 CEOs)

1. Start in the studio with a synthesizer, a drum machine, and auto tune. Make sure every instrument is a mechanical device. You want a fake, robotic sound where every note can be controlled

2. Get a song written by a committee so there is no heart left in it by the time they are done. Make sure the lyrics don’t mean much, never protest anything, and are watered down a lot.

3. Find a producer who can over produce it and bury any warmth or feeling, in excess layers of noise.

4. Take any soul out of the voice by over tracking it till it’s a pitch perfect robot sound.

5. Make a video where you spend thousands, so no indie can afford to match it. Best if it’s some weird surrealism that hides the song under flashy visuals that look like cotton candy tastes..

6. Give it to the press that praises sound alikes as if they are the best ever, and raves about generic music. Press release journalism is a must. Let them interview you where every question is a complement.

We All Agree Right?

January 13, 2018

Sure hope the music stays the same as we’ve had for the last 10 years. We need 10 more years of that music that is always the same sounding electric keyboards, drum machines, and auto tuned vocals. What music could be more original? Nothing should change. Music should never change! Sure hope there is no progressive music to challenge this teen pop by the handful of wonderful aging teen pop stars that the music media talks about over and over and over and over.

And above all else there must be no mention of the music revolution sweeping the country out of Dallas. We need the sameness that keeps radio so good on every channel, concert tickets so low and fun to purchase, streaming payments so high, awards shows that award the most promoted, and reviews that praise this safe bland music over and over. What we don’t need is music rebels that want to change any of this for the better!
There must be no one to question why the music sounds alike, why 1% of musicians make 70% of the money, why 3 CEOs that control 80% of the music are all men, with no women allowed, and why the musicians most love are marginalized out of careers. We must support the music industry that keeps 99% of musicians making minimum wage at best by selling a few CDs and t-shirts to half empty clubs.

Continue to support the very few at the expense of all the rest! We all agree right? … or do we?

Tom Hendricks
tomhendricks.us


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