Mar 9, 2012
Here's a little article written by Christian Cambas... and overall, it makes perfect sense... it's pretty much... REALITY! Enjoy
"I just finished reading an article by a respected/accomplished/(your quote of greatness here) musician, where he revels in the marvels of vinyl. In itself, that’s perfectly cool, the problem begins when someone is a part of the music business and cannot face the fact that we are living in a very different era than we were merely a few years ago.
Do I buy vinyl records? Yes I do.
Did I use to play vinyl? Sure did.
Is there any reason why we have to hold on to the past like it’s a raft from the Titanic? No.
Vinyl is not going anywhere. Hell, neither are CDs. They will still probably exist as formats, as they have for so long. However, the actual era of CDs and vinyl is long gone, just as the era of the printed magazine is. This doesn’t mean that the formats will magically cease to exist, it simply means that humanity has moved on to something else.
Yes, vinyl sounds better. If you’re rich and can afford the correct media to reproduce it PROPERLY. Try doing that in a club these days. Better yet, try telling the difference between vinyl and CD/digital when you’re in the club, pills-in-hand, while trying to find that last gram of coke you stashed. OK, that was a cheap shot, and only applies to some of the dance music people. Sue me.
But for those making a living from music (and thus being a part of the music business whether they like it or not), it is a grave mistake to not embrace the future of their very own livelihood. When sheet music stopped being the primary source of musical income, did the music business die? Nope. Everyone adapted.
We are experiencing a major shift in all media around us which is unavoidable. This was a major downfall for the major record labels, as they didn’t come to terms with digital technology when they had the chance, and paid for that dearly.
I personally find it very close-minded for someone who makes their living off people spending money to buy their merchandise/concert tickets/tracks to say that they have a problem with new technology in the music world. Sadly, some people fail to realize that it’s not new technology in the music world alone; it’s new technology in the world in general. Yes, your fans listening to your track as a compressed mp3 is not the way you intended it to be heard, but at the end of the day, it’s not your call. If they want better quality, they know where to find it... "
You can finish reading this by checking out his blog, def worth it!!!