Kreistor wrote:Long but interesting analysis of popular culture.
Kreistor wrote:Or, maybe, what really happened was that people came to recognize certain things as better, and the not so good just went away undeveloped. Or worse...
The theft of music and intellectual property has done the worst thing possible... it reduced the amount of money in these industries. With no reliable income, fewer bands can be developed. Only bands that rely on theatrical performance can retain revenue. If you make your money on live performance, you don't care about theft of permanent versions. And so the studio bands disappear, the companies not willing to press music without guaranteed income. Money, ultimately, as the driver of culture? No... really? Yeah, it is. "Starving artists", well, starve. Evolutionary principle at work there?
But what is certain is that the great cultural revolution the Internet should have imparted did not occur. It is a useful tool, but it has not resulted in the great spread of cultural influence the early analysts predicted.
SteveMB wrote:The problem with that theory is that it doesn't explain why economic strain on the music industry affects the content of music -- the amount published would obviously be affected if the revenue stream dries up, but that's a different issue. If anything, I would expect that hard times for incumbents would tend to drive change, for the same reason the K-T mass extinction opened all sorts of ecological niches for the little fur-bearing varmints that used to scurry around and poach dinosaur eggs.
Kaed wrote:[quote="Kreistor]"Ancient movie"? 21 years is not ancient.
*grumbles about seeing it in the theatre on a two dollar Tuesday*[/quote]
Eh, the movie is as old as I am. As far as popular culture goes, 21 years is pretty damned old.
Kreistor wrote:Popular culture old at 21? Only to the young. You're still feeling the backlash of the popular culture of the 60's, darlin'.
That was the time of Disco.
No, you're wrong. Pop culture should have changed significantly over the last 20 years, but it didn't. Something went horribly wrong.
Pax wrote:That somethign is "Big Business". They found a formula that worked, and forced the artists who want to actually be PAID for their work to stick to said formula ... "or else".
Alcazabedabra wrote:Fish called Wanda... movie reference?
Sorry, but I actually missed the reference.
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