STATE OF THE UNION, MUSIC THEN ME

Thursday, July 31st 2014

The music industry sucks, you HAVE to tour you’re butt off to just keep your head above water if you’re in a group post 2012. Thank you Napster and now iTunes. Cheap or free music is great for the consumer, and absolutely terrible for the musician(s). Think about it this way. Everybody eats and pays for groceries, right? I would assume the farmer, baker, the store, etc. All get paid for their job? Why wouldn’t they? You’re groceries aren’t free, so why do movies and music have to be?
ITunes, the musician(s) make nothing, CDs in store’s have dropped in price, recently to roughly $15, just so the stores can compete with iTunes. Yes, I use iTunes, in a love/hate way. Cheap music for me and pennies for the artist. Do you go out for supper? Do you dine and dash? Probably not. So why do you pay for food and beverages when you go out? You realize the Chef/artist is being paid. I say let the musician(s) set the price for music on iTunes. Some have made their millions and will give their music away if possible, newer bands/artists will charge somewhere near the cap of $22. That’s not an outrageous price. Right behind me are 600 CDs. Each album costs me $25 or less. How do people make money now on their music now as a signed musician(s)? Buy playing every where and any where, and selling CDs at a show, or merchandise! ITunes is brutal but convenient. Nobody has to get up and venture to a store. That’s the only good thing about it. Yes, I’m saying iTunes needs to raise the prices on their site or allow the musicians to set the price under $22!.

Me, I’m good and constantly improving. If you had told me that at the age of 34 I’d be married and will attend an annual condo meeting, I’d laugh and ask “Why?”. But that’s what happened last night. I feel pretty bad about lashing out on facebook about the errors made during the construction of our suite. There’s how many other people that are having issues as well. I get it now after the meeting last night. I’m putting the glass down. My Mother shared a photo on facebook saying roughly the following “A professor walked into a class with a half glass of water. The professor asked “Is this glass heavy at the moment?” The class replied “No”. “Will it be heavier in 30 minutes or an hour?” The class said “Yes”.” Moral of the story, put the glass down before it gets heavy.

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG @$%#$& deal”-Dave Grohl
“Complaining won’t solve anything. If you want something done your way, just do it yourself!”
“Don’t try to please everyone, it CAN’T happen”
“Learn something from your mistakes and don’t do them again”
“I feel good about the good things and bad about the bad things”-David Eric Grohl
Bye,
“Hubby Boo Boo” aka “Butthead” aka Christopher
chrisg.fraser@gmail.com or Chris G. Fraser on facebook

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