It’d be an understatement to say I don’t LOVE Lana Del Rey. I think she just doesn’t know it yet, but her and I are going to go on a date (I’d probably shit myself if that actually happened). Anyways I pretty much love just about everything she drops. Even remixes of her songs, and I know she’s not behind all the remixes that happen. There’s something to be said about who Lana Del Rey is. No I have no idea what her life was like growing up, I’m not fully obsessed like that. But when you can see an artist just make a huge impact in today’s society then you know you’ve got someone special and worth holding on to in this industry.
My Music Law class had this huge argument…not really an argument but rather just a “deep” discussion on where the industry was going and all of that. To me, and this is my own personal opinion. I fucking love everything about what’s moving froward right now in music. We are seeing more cross genres from artists (i.e. rap/pop, rock/dance, etc.). We might not have expected this, but it is playing a huge factor in how music, and the industry is changing. For instance, Wiz Khalifa just did a new song with Maroon 5 which is featured as Maroon 5′s newest single. Maybe it’s just me but I think more artists are beginning to really respect other forms of music, and I’m sure they always have, but it’s beginning to take a more public form.
However this is where it can become scary, and for some this is the worst music has ever been. You’re right. Only to a certain degree. I think people need to realize we have the opportunity to make a change in how we want music to be heard. This decade is going to be a huge change, and a push for new. I keep telling people that, and they need to just fucking open their minds. So what, Maroon 5 snagged Wiz to do a single, and you can bet your fucking dollar it’ll be plastered all over the internet, radio, and blogs. But how much do we want that to be force feed into our system before we say enough. That’s where change needs to happen. The battle of “SPAM.” It drives us nuts, from the major artists down to our own “friend’s.” Here’s something you all need to do to your neighborhood artist who feels they are “good,” but you know better than that:
Side Note: Tell your friends who can’t sing, who can’t rap, who have no presence on twitter, YouTube, Facebook page sucks dick, no marketing skills, shitty Mics, their patience was too impatient, to SIT THE FUCK DOWN! It’ll save the world and this changing music industry a lot of time and grief.
Back to my point, (and I’ll wrap this up real quick), in order to change something that seems to be so stuck, we have to stop force feeding our artists to the public, and our artists need to show us some more respect as fans, and as people who spread their music. It’s that simple imagine if more artists where human (transparent), the dialogue would flow that much better.