Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Culture is not about aesthetics. Punk rock is now enforced by law. [Article]

David Gerard educates the enforcers:
Record companies complain the Internet will destroy music. Musicians complain that they can’t make a living any more. The unsympathetic public, feeling the squeeze themselves, tell them to get a proper job.
The problem isn’t piracy — it’s competition.
There is too much music and too many musicians, and the amateurs are often good enough for the public