Is it time to Save Music?
When music became just another track out of million others —
— that’s when it lost its artistic value.
In an article recently published by Paul Resnikoff, he wraps up the facts that detail all the problems that are killing the music business, the industry the artists, and eventually music as the form of art that we all love.
This is so depressing to read, yet so true, that the earlier we deal with, the better.
Paul’s article had me inspired to take action and write this in response.
We have to do our best to save music!
Honestly, I’ve been breaking my head like anyone else in this business, thinking what is going wrong.
Music had turned in the last few decades into a commodity that is consumed and then dumped — downloaded for free and then deleted.
When music became just another track out of million others, that’s when it lost its artistic value.
Saving the shrinking music business, its cause and its future in the wider perspective, is going to be very hard to do if we count only on business Initiatives alone.
The major companies and big labels are mostly focused on their own survival.
They perform by concerns over their balance sheets and profits, and these considerations are again working against the business in its whole.
Music needs help on a global level just like other big causes, such as fighting pollution, hunger, disease and alike. Awareness and concerns over these problems should be raised to higher levels of decision makers.
A multinational nonprofit collaboration in the form of “Save Music” initiative that would seek support from international funding, large cooperation’s, and whoever feels that music is a necessity. Just like feeding mankind and healing the sick.
The complexity of this long and ongoing illness of the music business, with so many major problems adding up in a series of rolling events throughout the last few decades, has brought the business to the verge of collapsation.
We therefore have to deal with solutions that cover the entire spectrum of these causes.
From social and educational, to technical and musical, into business framework and then following with legislation, and it’s enforcement.
This is definitely not the end — the music business will eventually have to face this and rescue itself by joining forces with alike the above suggested initiative and work out a new structure.
We have to find the way to make music accessible to everyone and at the same time make this worth to the artists and the supporting music business.
Whatever solutions and however solved, the first thing to do is to reclaim and educate the public and the audience that music, at its first, as ART !!!
The purpose of this post is to awaken up awareness to the crisis in the music business.
I know that this topic is all over in many variations, but the only way to change matters are by bringing this up again and again, creating awareness that would in result create more engagement and finally make a difference that will change and correct things.
We have been spoiled in recent decades and have all sinned in taking music for granted as a free service, when music should really be looked upon as nutrition to our mind and calmness to our souls.
If we want to enjoy quality music as we did in the 50’s throughout the 90’s, we should then support the business, its creators, and the whole chain that delivers it to us.
What goes around, comes around. Feed the business so they continue feeding us.
Be fair, and pay for the music you are listening to, and appreciate what you get in return.
We can make this work! … Continue enjoying Music J J
Support “Save Music”. Respond. Talk about this. Voice your thoughts, repost, like, and initiate.
Rise up and “Save Music”.
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