Just came across an amazing web site called "Lucid Culture", which is mostly about the arts, with an emphasis on live music in the New York City area. But it also has a wealth of interesting articles and reviews on all kinds of things.
In describing their mission, the folks at Lucid Culture had an interesting comment on today's music scene:
Why the focus on live music, as opposed to recordings? At this point in history, with the internet enabling independent artists to sell directly to the public, the major labels will soon be finished (at least as far as new product is concerned). Likewise, the majority of the indie labels will soon be toast (although there are a few speciality labels who seem certain to continue to thrive). For these reasons, live shows are where pretty much everything is happening right now. By all means, please continue to support your favorite independent bands and artists by purchasing their albums (and please refrain from putting their stuff up online where any moron can download it for nothing).To read more about them, go here. And if you happen to be in the New York City area, you should not only check out, but bookmark, their incredible live music calendar.
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