The music business is in serious trouble. Or is it?
There are endless opinions on the subject. Some people think the music business is done, that Elvis has left the building permanently, pushed out a 10th floor window by the internet. Others believe that technology has brought about a state of democracy that has levelled the playing field.
So who's right? That all depends on your perspective.
"How To Fix The Music Business" is a new podcast where people from all sides of the industry will share their perspectives about the past, present and future of music and the music business. They'll relay their stories and opinions about what is broken and how to fix it - or how to kill it - without filters and without bullshit. Everyone appearing on the show has put in their 10,000 hours - so their opinions are qualified opinions.
Making and breaking great music has never been easy. The relationship between artists and the music business has often been unjust; many creators were swindled and lots of great art was slighted. But for all the music business has done wrong over the years, there was much that was done right too. For all the opportunity afforded by new technologies, many artists are struggling now more than ever to be treated equitably.
Trying to control the disruption hasn't worked. Can the new music economy respect the music and be equitable with artists? It must. But getting there won't be easy.
This is not a show where we'll bitch and moan and wish for a return to the way things used to be. Nor will it be a show where we deify technology while dismissing the craft of making and breaking records. There is enough of that narrative out there already. "How to Fix The Music Business" is a show where opinions are shared, discussed and challenged - by and for people who love the business of music.
So set your guitar on fire, shoot your computer, tip your bartenders and get ready for the How To Fix The Music Business podcast.
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