The other day, Click Track, a blog at The Washington Post, posed this rather interesting question, “Does the 21st century music fan have too much control?”
In the advent of a world where fans can make global superstars out of rubbish on American Idol, fund artist’s careers using platforms like PledgeMusic and Kickstarter, and band together in an attempt to get Weezer to stop making records, the editors feared that fans today have too much control. They didn’t seem to have the audience needed to get answers to that question. So I thought I would put it open for discussion here.
Do fans today have too much control and what are the implications of this?