MY THOUGHTS ON THE MUSIC INDUSTRY!

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Hard rock fans, buy this “Red Dragon” album by Room 333, which is compared to “La Gargola” by Chevelle! https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/red-dragon/id917967693

Free music? Who just stood up & said “Musicians shouldn’t be paid for their job!”? I don’t agree with it & no matter where you get your music from the artist(s) don’t get paid for the albums or songs you get from whatever web site. I’m all for iTunes as you know, musicians get pennies from iTunes. So how do I support the bands I like? Hopefully they can afford to tour here & I get the opportunity to see them live. Here’s what’s wrong with that. If Taylor Swift comes to town, will I go to see her live? No. I only like the recent album “1989”, why? I’m not really a fan of country music & I assume she’ll preform songs from her previous albums, I don’t want to hear those songs. So here are MY thoughts on what should happen with the music industry, just my opinion.

Have the labels tell the bands to only release their stuff on one site in particular, most people have an iPod, iPad, iPhone or an iTunes account so maybe go with iTunes? The label & management get $1.00 per downloaded album, iTunes get $1.00 per downloaded album, & the artist(s) can take $0.00 – $18.00. If a member of a group has died let the estate choose in the same range. If you would like to purchase random songs make them a $3.00 charge per song, label/management, iTunes, & the artist get $1.00 each. Just my thoughts, don’t know if it will work or not. In the end you’ll own the music & not be tied down to a contract for a streaming site for your life & it’s less than buying a physical copy of the album, that won’t get scratched or roughed up over multiple years. I’m all for “digital” music. I really don’t have the space for vinyl, CDs, or cassettes. I also don’t want to have to visit multiple websites to own the music. There are 5.000.000 iTunes accounts in the world, and that’s all I know about. Still cheaper than my CDs in the range of $25-$30 each.

I guess that wont happen now that I think about it more. It’s exactly like the iPod classic now. Apple has discontinued the iPod classic (I have a 160gb iPod classic) when my iPod classic dies, Apple will replace with an iPod touch if I send it in. I don’t think I will. I have trouble controlling my hands & arms, touch screens aren’t so good for me, & it has a 120gb capacity. Apple is basically saying “Here it is, & now you can’t have it”. The same thing the music industry would be doing “Here’s free music, now you can’t have it”. “Here’s a donut, you cant have it, here’s some spinach”. Whatever happens a group of people will be quite angry. Even with these streaming sites, you’ve always been able to OWN your music in some form be it vinyl, cassettes, CDs or “digitally”. As long as I have the option to own my music digitally, I’m fine.

Taylor Swift’s new video made it’s debut on the Billboard Music Awards Sunday
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/taylor-swift-debuts-futuristic-neo-noir-bad-blood-video-20150517

Great but the name isn’t “Enter THE Sandman” as it says on facebook.
http://www.sliptalk.com/little-girls-cover-metallica/?utm_source=soed&ts_pid=2&ts_pid=5

Halestorm photos from “Rock on the Range” festival.
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/features/2015-05-17/gallery-halestorm-live-at-rock-on-the-range-2015

OK, were they just supposed to let him say what he wants? That hasn’t ever worked out before? So why book him on the show if they planned on censoring him?
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/kanye-west-censored-for-full-minute-of-billboard-awards-performance-20150517

Another great review of the upcoming “Third Ion” debut album
http://deadrhetoric.com/reviews/third-ion-138-bit-glasstone-records/

A Canadian festival in Quebec too far for me. Over 48 hours away in a vehicle. BOOOOO!
http://loudwire.com/megadeth-foo-fighters-nickelback-lead-2015-festival-dete-de-quebec-lineup/

Final musical guest on David Letterman will be……………………………….Bob Dylan.
http://diffuser.fm/letterman-last-musical-guest-bob-dylan/?fblw

New Muse Video!!!!

I got 3% weird & most that know me well would NOT agree with that!
http://en.what-character-are-you.com/d/en/1535/index/9245.html

Duff McKagan (Guns n’ Roses) & Krist Novoselic (Nirvana) cover ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ on accordion & bass? Original 1987 version below.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/duff-mckagan-and-krist-novoselic-join-forces-to-cover-sweet-child-of-mine-watch/

I guess Paramore likes this video/song

Jonny Lydon/Rotten (Sex Pistols) & his Public Image ready new album http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/public-image-ltd-ready-new-lp-what-the-world-needs-now-20150518

That’s a bold statement by Brandon Flowers of The Killers. I’d have to disagree. Muse, Royal Blood, etc. It’s subjective! Remember “One Direction” said they would be bigger than The Beatles.
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/brandon-flowers-argues-the-killers-are-the-best-bands-to-emerge-in-the-last-15-years/

Interview at “Rock on The Range” with In Flames

Lyrics of recent no.1 hits rate at a 3rd grade reading level. WOW!
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/05/the-lyrics-of-recent-no-1-singles-average-at-a-third-grade-reading-level/

Courtney Love’s new song
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/courtney-love-snarls-on-new-track-miss-narcissist-20150518

New “Lamb of God” photo. Album release July 25th!!!

Chicken? I really like John Oliver!!! He’s hilarious!
http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/john-oliver-takes-on-americas-sordid-love-affair-with-chicken-20150518

U2 concert review

Summer of 2015’s 30 biggest concerts
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/summer-2015s-30-hottest-tours-20150518

Pearl Jam & Mad Season members to reunite for one show in Seattle
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-05-18/pearl-jam-mad-season-men-unite-for-blues-gig

Monday’s Rock It Out Blog

Phil Collen (Def Lepard guitarist) memoirs release in October
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2015-05-18/phil-collen-s-memoir-set-for-october-release

Foo Fighters on record store day! LANGUAGE!!!

Songs I like. “Gin Blossoms” I own 2 CDs from the ’90s.

Always check out the Rock It Out Blog or http://www.youtube.com/rockitoutblog

Why did this turn into a music blog? Because “music is a BIG ^%$#@&*^* DEAL”-Dave Grohl

“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,

“Butthead” aka Chris

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