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KNUXX’S TOP 5 REASONS THE MUSIC INDUSTRY SUCKS

  1. Labels give zero fucks about music,the art or culture

To the execs and big wigs it is strictly a business, another stock to trade on the market. The corporate interest in music production and distribution is solely monetary. They rarely care about “talent” especially in Hip Hop..to them Hip Hop is a series of 3-4 minute commercials for their investor’s material products…they select rap music on the basis of how they can use the average American fan’s insecure or self conscious behavior and exploit it ..and add impulsive egotistical sense of self worth and you got exactly what they want…a fool that will go broke the rest of their lives chasing the lifestyle of a rich rapper…which is ironic, considering the fact labels rob the artist they put out and they are usually as broke as the rest of us….

  • Payola

any struggling starving artist can tell you, to properly get your foot in the industry door…it’s gonna cost ya, so if you want to become a rapper in hopes of making it big and becoming a huge star, i hope you have a nice bank account or someone to loan you alot of money….simply because these days it is very rare to become someone a a&r “discovers”…now a days a&r’s have so much music to sift through they HAVE to have a VERY good reason to just call someone up without some $$$$ greasing the gears. In fact you will find alot of A&R’s are taking money on the side using social media to “give indie artists opportunities”… when it comes to major exposure or radio play, this is where you need the money, it’s no secret that 90% of the top selling artists..HAD to pay to play…READ HERE ABOUT MORE PAYOLA STORIES… basically, any artist getting mainstream exposure indie or signed..is paying through the nose to get on the radio…again this has NOTHING to do with TALENT and everything to do with INVESTING..meaning there is no real feeling of art or sentiment to creativity…it is all done as a business…as product..which is a problem, because music is something special to actual artists, and to simply look at hours of work and just treat it as a shelf item..is highly fucked up to someone who knows the value of art itself.

  • MONOPOLY

Since the FCC lifted the ban on radio and tv station monopoly..(read more here) It has made it easy for major labels to corner off their music market and keep their artists in rotation no matter what…which creates a major problem when it comes to giving up and coming artists a fair shot at rotational airplay,

which is also the reason PAYOLA becomes almost a necessity to gain the key to becoming successful,

with radio station monopoly it strengthens the corporate environment to where they are in total control, and since music and television is the nations biggest resource of both information and entertainment, it becomes clear the power they have as a collective over us, over our minds.

 

So what? what do we do as the future artists and fans?

do we continue to feed the beast? do we keep pushing?

 

it’s simple…turn off your radio….turn off your tv…problem solved

with the internet, good music and film is out there and people

no longer need to rely on these people for entertainment..

so i say…just wait it out…in ten years…radio..tv..major labels..

could be obsolete…

 

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