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NeilWedd 3 Jun 2005 15:57

One of the great thrills for any band is hearing your song for the first time on radio. British India are on the way to Sydney to play this weekend and heard the song on JJJ in the car together. Collective thrill. </title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


ChicoT 3 Jun 2005 16:35

Getting on the radio is for those who want to subject themselves to the narrow concept of what radio presenters perceive is a song or is cool at the time. I switched off from that narrow minded shit years ago. No thank you.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


RudyPoo 4 Jun 2005 14:20

Congrats to British India for getting onto JJJ. What an awesome feeling to hear your own creation on the radio. There is a difference between an earning musician and a musician. An earning musician wants to play but needs to earn money to survive. Sadly Chico T is partly correct with presenters having power over what the public hear and what they think is worth playing on the radio waves. But, this is the music industry! For those artists who need to earn this does require radio play, gigs, CD contracts etc. It also requires alot of time, effort and sacrifice. It would be a perfect world if all artists had the freedom of creation. This is only left for a select few who have made their name in the music industry and can relax, sit back and produce music the way they want it to be heard. Not all artists can simply ride on their music, sometimes they have to make a few changes or let go of some ideals to get to the bigger picture. Can't say I know of many musicians who have that power. Luckily there are still some avenues that unsigned bands can take and Melbourne is known to support local music.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


ChicoT 4 Jun 2005 16:24

Yes I agree Rudy that is the case. But isn't that the problem? Why should we have to let go of ideals to be succesful. The problem is mixing music and business. I believe once this happens, the music stops being art and becomes a product. A product of the music industry and a product of the industry at large. And what happens to our ideals and our culture, they become insignificant or meaningless because we sold them out to move ahead for a few bucks or some radio play,

Just remember, Kurt Cobain hated Nevermind.

What's the point of playing music if you if you've compromised what you believe in. What's money or success worth in the end? Is it worth feeding your ego, being a fucking rock star that we all dream of being and having everyone love your shitty catchy song that doesn't mean shit to you. Look at Shihad, read all their current articles, they admit to fucking up by selling out, they hated the experience.

Is is worth selling your integrity to be a fucking rock star?

I'm not saying you can't be business minded about the way you get your music out there, what I'm asking is should we be making or chnging our music to please a few major or influential people in the industry to get ahead?</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


RudyPoo 4 Jun 2005 20:10

Chico
You are right nobodys integrity should be compromised for money but these ideals are too late if you need to survive on your music. The industry is owned by big business. Companies put money into a single/CD and want money in return = nice simply business transaction! Maybe Michael Moore could do his next doco on the deterioration of the music industry.
The only sacrifice and compromise with music should be in its initial creation with the artists/band. Money shouldn't play a part. But it does and we're too late. I can't think of a way to change it. Popular culture isn't intelligent enough to pull off a music industry boycott! Other than the true artist simply creating music and just maybe somebody will pay them for what they do without chopping it up into commercialised bullshit.
This is modern day life though, Americanised, convenient, materialistic, egocentric.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


rawkbeat 4 Jun 2005 20:31

Sony/Bmg..... Don't worry, the majors are going down. Laying off staff and merging. The shit monster they've created is the very thing that is eating them up. Music for the masses is downloadable now by people who don't care about the packaging. The flip side to this is that the smaller independent labels are the only ones truely recording any form of sales figures. Quite simply for the fact that passionite music fans have to buy the packaged CD and own the copy released by the "Artist" cause they're heavily into the music they buy.
The day the sad assed Commercial music industry dies a horrible death is not far away and very likely.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


MrLoud 7 Jun 2005 14:02

The majors are going down??? Merging doesn't mean anything but the fact the business has identified change in the consumer market and practices adopted in legal and illegal distribution outlets. If anything, Sony/BMG has now a bigger slice of the pie.
Sure people get laid off, but isn't that what happens every single frikken day in the corporate world? Its a business.
How this effects service is anyones guess, but the majors aren't going anywhere quick.
It boils down to what the artist/s/bands want to acheive with their product and how they gauge success.
And yes it is Neil, a great thrill but ChicoT I hear you too.
Well essentially they have got commercial radio exposure - JJJ's.
I'm sure Kurt didn't hate it when the $'s it earnt meant his child could eat - get real.

Integrity v Rockstardom........hmmmm - Aren't you born a rockstar? Your integrity will always be challenged throughout life I think - You are who you are - If thats what you have to do - yes.
Did AC/DC sell out by going to the US market? Some would think so, but I would have done the same in a heart beat. Look at em now.
Being an Australian idol, now thats something else.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


rawkbeat 7 Jun 2005 16:05

ah Mr Loud, when they Merg and sack half of the accumlative staff it says a lot. You don't have to be a genius to work it out. Sony/Bmg is now one label with half as many people due to the fact that there was that much of a drop in revenue in the industry they deal in. Without the Merg one of them would've gone under, as it was half the people did go under. Good on you for your optimism tho.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


rawkbeat 7 Jun 2005 16:06

ah Mr Loud, when they Merg and sack half of the accumlative staff it says a lot. You don't have to be a genius to work it out. Sony/Bmg is now one label with half as many people due to the fact that there was that much of a drop in revenue in the industry they deal in. Without the Merg one of them would've gone under, as it was half the people did go under. Good on you for your optimism tho.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


MrLoud 7 Jun 2005 16:48

Rawk, my bad, kinda should have stated that - they identified that they were going down because of the changes etc etc..... Doesn't mean they will fade into oblivion just yet.
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