Luke Lewis: Could Corporate Cash Save the Music Industry?
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 @ 12:18:05 UTC

You may say: who cares if a few companies go to the wall? Good music will still get made. But the knock-on effects of the industry’s inability to invest are already apparent. Bands have disappeared from the charts, replaced by middle-of-the-road crooners (Susan Boyle, Michael Buble) and fast-turnover, X Factor-approved robo-pop. No guitars at all in the Top 30 singles chart – does that not strike you as eerie? Meanwhile, a recent Word magazine study confirmed what we already suspected: a career in music is increasingly only open to the children of the rich. Complete Article

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