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Old 11-21-2010, 07:59 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Great advice. Thanks
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:11 PM   #22 (permalink)
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However, the general population prefers the mainstream artists because of the big record labels.
No. They listen to what they're exposed to.

Why am I posting in this? Huh? What? What am I doing here again? I hear voices. There are fucking ghosts in this thread or something.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:18 PM   #23 (permalink)
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No. They listen to what they're exposed to.

Why am I posting in this? Huh? What? What am I doing here again? I hear voices. There are fucking ghosts in this thread or something.
Ok, they are exposed to the mainstream artists. You are right. They are not exposed to the independent artists; therefore, the indie artists work to get to that level of exposure. But they do so while they are doing other things, such as holding a job and providing for their family.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:24 PM   #24 (permalink)
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But they shouldn't have to. The art they put out and the way they make a living should not be connected. In order to get exposure, you often need to compromise your art to make it more palettable or consumable. Different from how you intended.
I'm trying to find a Steve Albini interview where he talks about this. Give me a moment.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:32 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Ahkay. Starts being relevant around four minutes in.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:08 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I was wanting to get across the point that independent artists are important to the music industry because they are actively involved in their music, but often have to resort to other means of income as well to support their music. Instead of being big time artists and having every CD and single heard by millions, they take every opportunity to get their name out there. Basically, they are not playing to packed out stadiums, instead, they are working on their music alongside working other jobs sometimes. They are working hard, and they are all about the music.

This still does not get across the clear message that I want. But it might help you better understand. I know that there are still some generalizations in that though.

OH NO!!!! not another job

for making some homegrown piece of sounds-like-that-other-band-that's-almost-big-but-not-really-so-it's-still-ok-to-sound-like-them band? it's great on a local level. it's what gives a spot culture and a bit of a sense of identity but there's usually a good reason why it doesn't go past that level and it's not because of the big bad 'man'. sorry. life isn't fair.
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:58 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I can agree with the opinion that independent artists are definately important to the music industry as a whole, but your are cutting mainstream artists short(or it seems that way). Just because there are those few that really don't do anything in the musical process and reap the benefits doesn't mean its all that way. Thats my thought.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:40 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Sorry for the late reply, I have been out of town the past two days. Let me clarify.

This was a post that was not well thought out at all. I agree that I should ave spent way more time preparing and writing it. I am not trying to sale mainstream artists short. I was just wanting to discuss what makes independent artists special to the music industry. When I have time to rework the article, then I will and I will definitely post it here for you guys.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:47 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I think if you boil down what he said - Its from the heart and I have to agree - Its the way he said it that's causing the issues - I get what your saying and I agree - I'm an Independent musician - Id rather have a backing I thing Do we take the money and battle or change and live the nice life or stay poor and love our music and do what we want with it - constant argument there - with myself lol
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:10 PM   #30 (permalink)
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What a waste of time n writing... lol

I am sorry that you do not like my post or my comments. I cannot please anyone and certainly am not going to try to please you specifically.


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I think if you boil down what he said - Its from the heart and I have to agree - Its the way he said it that's causing the issues - I get what your saying and I agree - I'm an Independent musician - Id rather have a backing I thing Do we take the money and battle or change and live the nice life or stay poor and love our music and do what we want with it - constant argument there - with myself lol
Thank you for your input. You are right, it is from the heart, but I agree, my words do not convey what I was trying to say.
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