Blogathon 26/13 Music!









I find this article in today’s Telegraph depressing.

It’s not enough that the uniquely talentless One Direction (Wand Erection?) have been identified, by the music business, as being the saviours of, erm, the music business.

It’s the cost of this sad, sad situation.

One Direction (Wan Direction?) have saved the music business (according to the music business), at the cost of the one thing that the Telegraph article (and the music business) have completely overlooked.


The talented artists who are knocking themselves out, even now, for their art. The brilliant singers/songwriters who spend all of their money running around the UK to gigs. The enthusiastic musicians who spend night after night and weekend after weekend rehearsing and rehearsing and rehearsing and and then they beg and borrow money from friends and relatives, to buy recording studio time…

These people, the backbone of the music industry, are overlooked, once again, by the mainstream media.

That’s the cost.

We have a music industry (partnered by a compliant BBC Radio network), that caters for the lowest common denominator, time after time after time.

The record-buying public are being fed the biggest pile of mediocrity since HM first heard his V on a wax cylinder, whilst the real musical talent, the honest, hard-working musicians, are being – largely – ignored.

And as a direct result, the amount of quality music that the record-buying public have available to choose from is massively reduced.

That’s the cost.

The music industry has become an industry-obsessed business.

The music industry has stopped thinking about music.

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2 Responses to Blogathon 26/13 Music!

  1. Masher says:

    Bearing in mind that they are exactly the same as every other boy band out there, shouldn’t they have been called “A Very similar Direction”?

    But yes, I understand what you are saying.

    Or are we just getting too old? 😉

    • Brennig says:

      A broadly similar direction? The same old guff? Oh dear Lord not another helping of Eurodross? All of these could be appropriate 🙂

      Jesus, don’t say we’re getting old!