Thursday, February 7, 2008

Things are going to CHANGE...!



I hate how lazy folk can get when it comes to music...
I know very few people who take the initiative and go searching for new artists themselves...
A friend of mine said this to me yesterday:

"Signing is so passé, 20th century thinking, Majors are starting to sink,
its all about Independence now, bring on the Free State....
"

That sentence struck a mighty chord with me (apologies for the musical cliché)...

There is so many artists out their who don't have a label or who are signed to a tiny DIY label run by one person from their bedroom...
This (for me) is what music is about...
Dedication on a small scale run by die-hard fans and enthusiasts...
Unfortunately though, at the minute music is full of tired legs...

With this all falling out of my brain right now because it has been going on for far too long...
I will soon start to post about bands you (hopefully) do not know...
And who you can support by going to a show...
Buying a tee-shirt...
Purchasing a hand-made 7"...
Or even just dropping them a mail on their website/myspace and telling them that you like their music...

I don't want this to come across as being biblical but we live in a time and an age where we can be and do anything we want...
So why are we constantly being negative about how music is run...?
Why don't we take the initiative and start changing things ourselves?
It doesn't cost a lot of money to get 100 7" vinyls pressed...
Why not approach an unsigned artist whom you like and offer to release a single for them?

All of the best ideas start off small...

Take your ideas and just go with them...

3 comments:

jack said...

YES P! We will do things our way man. It's time for people to step up and start doing things from the heart. The industry has been run by fools for too long and all people want to do now is complain about record labels or rejoice in their downfall. Why not turn that negativity into something productive.

mp3hugger said...

Good man, here's to independent thinking and by extension independent music!

Anonymous said...

Tip some bands to get the ball rolling pedro.