This topic is related to the other idea I just posted about the future of the music business.
With powerful computers and wonderful DAW, sequencing, sampling software, and virtual instruments...the "instruments of production" have been put into the hands of artists that would never have access to a professional recording studio before.
We therefore now see a tidal wave of music on the Web today. A lot of it is VERY GOOD. And even more of it is mediocre.
Here's what I see happening:
Then they upload it to SoundClick, AcidPlanet etc.
- People get one of these tools and noodle around on it.
- They find that by pressing a few keys they get a really cool, professional sounding riff.
- They play that riff for about 4 minutes and call it a song.
- Then they add some unimaginative lyrics.
By the hundreds of thousands!
Does that mean those of us who take the time to learn how to write really good songs are doomed to be swamped by the masses of mediocrity?
No! See my post about the Future of the Music Industry (http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...ad.php?t=43349).
I really think that the "recommendation/filtering systems" being provided and refined by Amazon and all the rest of the major online stores...these will help the good stuff rise to the top.
I believe that.
What do you think? Thoughts? What has your experience been?