David Byrne: ‘The internet will suck all creative content out of the world’ | Music | The Guardian


I couldn’t agree more – although it is no longer relevant to me, in all honesty.

David Byrne: 'The internet will suck all creative content out of the world' | Music | The Guardian.

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  1. I think we can shortcut this into realizing that we are faced with the listeners’ vote: Music is no longer worth a damn! Of course, there are still concerts and tours and a good number of artists making a – hopefully – decent living from it. But from where I’m stitting that mostly applies to those, who have had a career during the old paradigm of the music business and continue to ride their wake more or less successfully. Then there is the hordes of Lady Gagas, Miley Cyruses and all those pop acts, who rely on effects more than anything else – fuelled by aggressive marketing to reaffirm those fx. And the consumers buy it! THAT is what it boils down to for me.

    When going about releasing my first self-produced tracks in 2008, I was totally thrilled with the ‘technological liberation’ that placed the entire "value added chain" of music production and distribution more or less into my hands – or so I thought. Five years later and after thousands of hours in front of the computer, I have to realize that the value is scarce or non-existent. As an indie, you have to get mentorship by someone who is already ‘there’. If not… it stays an ambitious hobby – at best.

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