Wed. Sep. 19, 2018

The way we like music nowadays…

Like it or not, the way we like music nowadays has pretty much changed along with time. With the main cause being the evolution of our environment makin’ it way easily to find on one hand. But also too easily on the other. This because of the continuous existence of platforms where we can download it for free. Meanwhile forgetting there’s a production cost for it. And by that, putting those who provide us with our favorite vibes in a very uncomfortable situation…

The way we like music nowadaysLet us take a look at things like this. What’s the duty of a reputedly editorial website if not to grab your attention to what’s goin’ on? In other word, what we think to be good. But also what we think to be bad, as standing as an attempt to the integrity of the artists we support. I guess to such an extend, we could say that’s the way we like music nowadays. As it has always been as a matter of fact. This from the moment we decided to launch this site. Then eventually assume its running cost with no external help of any way so far. Be it a subscription fee or the inclusion of adverts. Meaning by that, that our only reward we get for this is your support as a matter of fact. From your visits to interacting with us.

The way we like music nowadays has changed a lot. And when I say we, I mean each of us as individuals. With the main cause being the change of our environment. And, in the meantime, the way music comes to us.

Back in the day, the way we like music was measured with the simplest tools we could think of… The charts! Themselves resulting from the sale results. And by sale results, I mean the ones of physical products such as vinyls, tapes then CD’s. We liked music, meanwhile the only way we could get it was to buy it. And by that, we were generating incomes to a whole economical system. From the artists and producers to the labels and editors. Not to mention a whole bunch of actors around. From manufacturers to artwork designers and PR’s. Not to mention the specialized press where we could find countless infos about our favorite artists. But what about today?

Needless to say how the situation we’re facing nowadays looks like a way different story. With none of us actually in the position to predict what will be its evolution. But the fact is we (the actors) have had pretty much to redefine ourselves in order at least to survive… As the way we (as individuals) would tend to show how we like music has changed so much. Eventually banalizing itself under the form of likes we leave on the social networks. Meanwhile most oftenly not even clicking on the pics and/or links for more info…

It is to say how, like it or not, it is far from what the artists and so forth may expect as a reward for the time (and money) they spent on their aim to please us.

Besides, how could we ever think pieces of art by the likes of say, among countless examples Leonardo da Vinci may have come to our attention without the support from the Medici???

Definitely weird is the way we like music nowadays. Don’t you think? Even though ‘liking’ has never meant ‘loving’ at the end.

Editorials: The way we like music nowadays…

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