Fans & Musicians “Come Together” Right NOW!

Posted by on March 25, 2016

 

 

 
Fans & Musicians “Come Together” Right NOW!
 

Back in the 70’s (I was raised during the best decade of music) I would run to my favorite “record store” –  I’m showing my age for sure and buy the latest chart topper’s for .99 cents. I could buy a single song or songs (actual two songs per

   

 

Fans & Musicians “Come Together” Right NOW!

  Back in the 70’s (I was raised during the best decade of music) I would run to my favorite “record store” –  I’m showing my age for sure and buy the latest chart topper’s for .99 cents. I could buy a single song or songs (actual two songs per single), race home play it on a piece of shit record player (God I’m old) and be the Happiest Girl in the whole USA.  That of course would change after I would play the crap out of it till it was so badly scratched, that even loading a few pennies on the arm of the needle couldn’t help find the grooves! stero turn table     I couldn’t afford to buy albums; when I did buy and album I’d have to save or ask for one on my birthday or Christmas. I pretty much survived and lived on listening to single song collections, till I got a job at which time my purchasing music had turned into a full blown addiction.   I have always supported artists! Never once did I ever think I wish I could get music for FREE, ok well making copies and trading music with other music lovers didn’t seem like a crime and being a broke teenager and all at least someone bought it to begin with.  

Fans & Musicians “Come Together” Right NOW!

  crowd of people at concert in front of the stage with lights   TODAY people don’t think twice about stealing music and taking money out of the mouths of artists whose life expectancy in the industry isn’t even a millisecond. This STEALING has destroyed the working class musician and independent labels.   link-maker-sell-music           I still buy my music in fact right before I started this blog rant I purchased 4 singles, 2 were popular chart hits and 2 from little known artists. I may not spend as much as I use to but when I’m in my car I keep a pad and pen handy in case a song grabs a hold of me. I go back and forth from XM radio to the FM dial (which is disappearing into the sunset) jott a name or a song title and put it on my one song at a time list to download and I’ll even go for the whole album if I can find at least 6 song tracks I can listen to.money and mic           The quality of musicianship is also changing and disappearing, I know firsthand, I taught guitar and voice for over 25 years. I retired because it wasn’t fun for me anymore, it seemed students young and old had little time to practice or should I say didn’t fit  practicing in their daily schedule (I can’t teach that) and if you don’t practice it's obvious you really want to be a good player  let alone a professional! Hence the musician may die off before the music might. Why have a career in an industry that doesn't pay well?   What about those that do work their hides off to write, play and perform for the masses. Don’t they deserve to be paid for the ability to entertain, make your feet want to move, or just plain make you feel good? They deserve to be paid for their services and product! The music machine is a Crazy Bitch, a Zombie that chews up artists like flesh and shits them out faster than a race car grabbing the checkered flag. Does anyone care or have we lost our minds.   CDsalesprojection   I can’t live without music I would go cray cray if I couldn’t hear music, I think if musicians really went on strike, shut down the airwaves and let talk ready takeover like it is in the process of it would drive a lot of people out of their minds. It’s worth a try…  

This has got to change more importantly, FANS have the control to make it change!

  Perhaps if fans understood all the time, money, and people it takes to make a recording they would have more respect for the artist or band.  If fans had a chance to experience, some part of what an artists endures, their attitudes would change. I know would I’ve been part owners in a recording studio for almost 15 years! If they don’t get paid they won’t have money to support recording studios, it’s affecting my career too.   I’m not begging I'm telling you support an artist, buy their music stop stealing from them, have respect for their talent and the major role music plays our lives.   Just think about that one song that made you laugh, cry or stirred up a memory, which brought you to a place in time, that was important in your life, see that’s why you have to stop stealing.  

                           If we don’t “come together” one day the music will die!don mclean