October 5, 2005
Hits and misses
I've been watching The Hit Game on the ABC for the past two weeks. Last night's episode was a brilliant expose of exactly what's wrong with the music industry. A talented, beautiful and experienced young Belinda-Lee Reid hangs her entire future on the opinions of a small group of people with only their own best interests - as they can predict them - in mind?? Wouldn't happen in any other industry and shouldn't happen in this one.
This is why I have to develop and publish my model for sustainable business for independent performers. To take away the narrow-minded, high-risk focus that this industry pursues to its own detriment. Belinda-Lee Reid and Bazz Palmer and the collaborators should be encouraged to release her music independently and grow her act and art organically rather than repeating the mistakes of an all-or-nothing gamble to hit the big time immediately.
As it turned out, the legacy of Lash make her unatractive to the gamblers - even thought her material sounded just as good to me as a lot of the crap the gamblers release. Consequently, the lifeline thrown to her by MGM's Sebastian Chase amounts to exactly what she needs - to work and tour and grow. I just hope she can take advantage by selling her music in the places she can reach.
Less risk, more work, better reward for effort. That should be the focus ...Posted by Huge at October 5, 2005 2:11 PM