Why musicians are sometimes disillusioned by the web 2.0 world they live in
August 31, 2008 by Weedback
Please Buy My Record: The Futility Of Flogging Music written by Rhodri Marsden and posted on the Music Think Tank blog is a must read for all bands. A superbly written reflection on the struggles of being a musician in a disheartening overrated web 2.0 world.
You might not agree with all that is written, but this article (as well as the comments) will most certainly make you think. Here is the very first paragraph, just to get you going:
“I was pondering the other day whether I actually have a field of expertise. I thought for ages, and couldn’t come up with anything, and then in a blinding flash I realised, with a slight sense of despondency, what it might be: being in bands that people have never heard of. I’ve been doing it for years, now, and it’s incredibly easy. You get together with a few mates, write some songs, play some gigs, labour over some half-baked recordings, and fail to achieve any success whatsoever. It’s like falling off a log, seriously, and if you haven’t tried it, you should give it a go”. (I really encourage you to read more)