I've been contemplating writing this for a pretty long time, all the while thinking that there's no point in doing so because nothing is going to change anytime soon. But, maybe if enough musicians/artists voice their opinions on such issues, even a small handful of fans/listeners/consumers will start changing their ways and opening their eyes. Just maybe.
I'm in a band called The Cast Before the Break. I know, I know. Who the fuck are we? I tell you this not for a shameless plug, but rather a frame of reference. A show-you-where-I'm-coming-from sort of thing. I don't consider our music all that 'accessible' in terms of music today, which makes it even less likely for us to establish ourselves in the industry. This may sound a bit cynical for a 21 year old, but we're all...[read more]