Dollar dollar bill ya’ll
So you might have caught me posting an article in reference to this post on the Facebook wall a few days ago. After mulling over the thought, I pulled it down. On third revision, I’ve returned to my original standing. It’s how I felt, still feel, and well..if you don’t like it…sorry? I’d love a bit of open discussion about this as I know how biased I can be, so feel free to post all comments below.
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If you haven’t caught the news yet – one of the biggest mergers in the the business behind the music industry just took place last week. Paradigm, a booking agency with multiple offices around the US representing some of rock/pop musics’ biggest names like the Black Eyed Peas to Guns n’ Roses, has announced a merger with electronic booking agency heavy hitter AM Only, which if you’re unfamiliar with books names like Skrillex, Tiesto, and David Guetta. This seems fishy enough to check out and maybe worth letting slip by…but. AM Only CEO Paul Morris was quoted in a statement saying “I feel an affinity for the entrepreneurial spirit that Paradigm embodies.” Given the previous commercial history of rock music in general as well as the background of Paradigm, this message just comes across as a flat display of a “business opportunity.” Now I’m not one to get down on someone for just trying to make a dollar, but when you’re a figure as influential as either aforementioned parties, I feel you should have an obligation to minding the cultural impact of your work more so than it’s “entrepreneurial spirit. “
Heres to keeping the love in the music,