Personally I have nothing against the likes of the X-Factor nor do I hate, as I am told guys like me should, Simon Cowell. It’s a big world with plenty of room for everyone besides, we all got to eat and if some people want purely to entertain rather than be creative then good luck to them.
However, having said that, there does seem to be an awful strangle hold on the music scene that is crippling new music coming through, it is actively preventing raw talent from reaching a wider audience due to the dictates and narrow tastes of the few. I wonder if Kate Bush or June Tabor appeared at the doors of a music executiver how they would fare? Not so good I reckon. Here is Frank Zappa’s take on the music industry bearing in mind the old hot rat has been dead for nigh on twenty years.
Some of the content of this film is rather worrying even if it was recorded many years ago. It also touches upon why I have gone the Kindle route as today’s publishers are pretty much the same as the recording industry equivalents.
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