Over the last century, do you think music has changed from being about artistic expression to being more about money and business? Who owns the record companies and is there any room for indy's?
Yes music has definitely changed, the music industry is a big money making business. Throughout the last century the idea of music has changed for both the listener as well as the artist. In many cases, music is not recognized as an expression of art, but rather music has become a multi-billion dollar industry that is centered on the life style of the rich and famous. No longer is the expression of music appreciated for how the artist arranges the sounds of music to produce a continuous and orderly composition through melody, harmony and timbre. But rather, within the last century music has become a means of advertisement, promoter of violence and an exploiter of sex drugs and alcohol. In other words, music has become a business adventure for the music artist. It is interesting that the music business focused on sales and marketing like other major corporations. In other words, within the last century the idea music is finding the right artist not much for their talent, but who would most likely produce the most record sales and who can fit the role of today’s music icons. Not only that, the music industry which is controlled by six Jewish companies who control 96% of the world’s media. Warner Music is by far the world’s largest record company, with 50 labels, the biggest of which is Warner Brother Records.
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