December 21, 2007
Coke or Moonshine?
David Byrne, formerly of Talking of Talking Heads, had a great piece published in Wired, in which he examines the future of the music industry and maps out some strategies for independent artists. Packed with real data and analysis, it is an inspirational piece of writing and should stand out as a beacon to those seeking advice about how this industry works and how to get their piece of it. The sound recordings on the sides are great, too, I've been told, but I've yet to listen to them.
But in the whole article, my favourite bit is this wonderful quote, which sums up my own approach to music listening really well. David has hit the nail on the head precisely with this one and my response is "It's all good":
"Some artists are the Coke and Pepsi of music, while others are the fine wine — or the funky home-brewed moonshine."
I love the idea that I might be funky moonshine ... there's a song in that!Posted by Hughie at December 21, 2007 8:59 AM