The lack of culture in the Music Industry
Is this really the best we have to offer our children? This Anglo-Saxon pimped-up domination of the Music-industry?
Hookers, Gangsters, Pimps and thieves? Culturally Impoverished high-end production values depicting Disney girls dressed up as prostitutes? No wonder people in general lose track of what is right in life?! TV & MTV feeds them mental garbage. If you want to create a generation of derailed mentally sick teenagers you only feed them this, as what we are doing at present.
What is the most frustrating in this entire episode of music creation, is how these masters of chaos control the distribution networks. It is close to impossible for anything descent to rise in any music charts anywhere. Even the play-lists for radio stations are completely under the control of major distributing companies. No radio DJ is allowed to play what he actually just found or heard somewhere. Especially in the western hemisphere this is the case.
In the nineties I as the author of this article wrote to the European Union with the following request; I asked the members of the EU to help me create a European version of MTV. I intended to bring music from the major European cities in order to create a cultural exchange and enrichment of music productions in general. I wanted to create a platform for up and coming artists and bands from Spain, Germany, France, Scandinavia, Italy, Greece and Serbia and such. This would according to my writing to the Union enhance the exchange of cultures and benefit the Unification of Europe in general.
To my amazement the answer I received from a Miss Vivian Reading’s office was short and clear. The European Union does not intend to stimulate, participate, finance or in from or manner contribute to the creation of a European music video channel. I was dumbfounded! They made sure that no healthy competition to the present domination in music creation & distribution could ever take place. What was their interest in that?
What surprised me even more in this answer was the total lack of vision in the role it could have played in a general sense of Unification with the citizens of Europe?! It made me conclude that the European Union was entirely created as a monetary Union and had no intention at all, to create a sense of mutual respect and cultural exchange. So much for the European Union Let alone any integration of music from the East or Asia!
In the meantime the music industry is doing everything to hold on to their dominant position in music creation and distribution. This goes especially for music on radio & TV and music in advertisement. They rule the airwaves and therefore the way to the ears of our children. And although we have made great advancements in production methods, the content is completely lacking any creativity. So what we are listening to and watching is High definition sociopathic anti-social superficial nonsense. It works like training monkeys with flashing lights in many colours while actually not showing anything special at all.
It is mostly mentally sickening and socially worthless garbage. It will not stand the test of time.
So again I ask you the reader and the many broadcasting stations world-wide: Is this really what you want to leave to the next generations as your 21st century legacy? Is this the best you can do, or are you also in the creation of music waiting to be bested by the Asian countries? Any Bollywood movie-star already has 10 times more fans than any Hollywood actor. Did you know that? And what about the African continent? Do you really belief you can conquer that long-term with your silly US UK artists?
These 21st century music products are not timeless like those created in the sixties & seventies. And most important of all, they lack culture. They do nothing for example for womanrights or education. They are completely critic-less of changes in our modern societies and utterly shallow. So; for all the quality production methods developed by our industry, our music got left behind stuck in a swamp of politicized Geopolitics promoting nothing but frustration and consummation. What a sad result for such a promising start.
I honestly hope we can break this Anglo-Saxon domination of the music market and create some better role-models and better music for our future generations.