THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS SCREWED UP!

Tuesday, August 26th 2014

In Flames news about the “Siren Charms” album release on September 9th
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-26/in-flames-reveal-future-hopes

For anyone near Washington that like jazz or blues!

“Washington, DC August 26, 2014– Jazz Recording artist and local DC Musician Aaron Myers will be headlining at Blues Alley September 3rd for two sets 8pm and 10pm. This appearance will be his first performance at the nation’s finest Jazz and Supper Club.
“I am beyond excited about the engagement. It is indeed an honor to perform where so many greats have performed before me” said Aaron Myers. “I do not take for granted the opportunity that has been afforded me. It is my sincere prayer to give it my all while on stage”
Myers, who began his musical career in Texas, has been a mainstay on the local jazz scene. In 2013 he released his debut album “Leo Rising” nationally, being reviewed nationally and locally. Currently, Myers is the Resident Artist at the Black Fox Lounge, where he has performed over 130 shows, and plans on doing many more.
“To those who come out to the show, they will be in for a great treat! Music, Comedy, and the works!” , said Myers. “I will be backed up by Mark Meadows, Herb Scott, Paul Jung, and my dear friend Percy White! We are all good friends who respect each others talents…we’re just ready to have a good time on stage. I am sure the people will feel that energy!”
Top 10 guitar riffs as voted by BBC listeners As much as I don’t care for AC/DC or G n’ R, those are both easy to remember riffs.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-26/led-zep-riff-tops-bbc-poll
“Weird Al” takes on TV themes at the Emmy Awards
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/watch-weird-al-yankovics-incredible-medley-of-emmy-nominated-tv-theme-songs/
Stevie Micks’ new single from the album “24 Karat Gold-Songs from the Vault”
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-08-26/stevie-nicks-lady-gets-lyric-video
More, but different, In Flames news
http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3309750/flames-week-day-1-niclas-engelin/
I guess a Bob Dylan release is on the horizon.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/08/bob-dylan-to-release-entirety-of-basement-tapes-includes-138-tracks-30-of-which-were-never-known-to-exist/
Mike McCready of Pearl Jam on the song “Mind Your Manners”

Still holding 18th place out of 172 on the CFL page I’ve joined on face book!
There is no way to support musicians anymore. Unless you go to a show, pay for your ticket, buy the album there, and some type of merchandise! So when your new favourite band or artist pop’s up, don’t expect to see them release more than two albums. They financially are unable to create a new album. So say goodbye to a recently signed artist(s). Who makes money on iTunes sales and a $15 CD now. The label and manager! I don’t know about Netflix? They must be making money some how? So if your getting music from a Torrent site, iTunes, a CD store, Spotify, etc. It really doesn’t matter. iTunes is easy and convenient Cheap music & you don’t need to leave the comfort of your house. As I’ve said before, LET THE ARTIST SET THE PRICE OF THEIR MUSIC!!!!!! Some will say take it for free, since they’ve been around for so long and have multi million dollars! Some will go to the top price of $20. I think $20 is a reasonable cap, the CDs behind me, roughly 600 of them were all bought by me at $25 a CD. Trading or copying music between friends is legal and fine. You’ve probably asked or received a mix-tape, copied tape or a burnt CD, so I’m not worried about letting friends copy my files or burning a CD for them. I’m not taking money away from an artist unless it’s a local artist(s). If I got it from iTunes, or a CD store, they aren’t making a penny from that sale anyways!
Kim paints to make extra money. I guess you’ll see it as wrong? So she should just give the paintings away for free right? Most people pay for cable or satellite TV, to watch whatever they like. Should that be free? Should groceries, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, medication, restaurant food, etc. be free too? Then who would produce any of those things? Demand would increase, raising the price, and supply would decrease. You’ll learn about supply & demand in your last couple years of elementary school kids.
Music is a type of art too. So at the moment there’s really no way to support an up & coming artist, unless they’re unsigned and tour all over the world and only sell CDs at shows. Then at their 2nd show, everyone will be singing along to every song because lil’ Johnny next door was at the first show and bought the $20 CD and came home with it and put the entire album on the internet for a free download on a torrent site or on Songza.
Do I need Serious XM? No I’ll play my iPod with my $25 CDs and $10 downloads from iTunes that only make the rich richer!
All of that said, a BIG SARCASTIC THANK YOU to Shaun Parker (Napster inventor) and Steve Jobs (iTunes inventor), you’ve both had a hand in ruining the music industry! Now something is screwed up/broken and needs to be fixed! It was fine before you screwed it up.

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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