Stevie Nicks Complained Internet Destroyed Rock’n’RollAdded: Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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Stevie Nicks complained recently that the Internet was making it extremely difficult for the new artists to develop these days, especially if they didn’t have any hit singles – most of the record label would simply drop them.
Fleetwood Mac singer made such comments several days ago – she accused the Internet of destroying rock music and of being responsible for the social graces of youth. She said that the digital world has destroyed rock music; that children didn’t develop social graces any longer and didn’t hang out anymore. Although it’s unclear how these two things are connected, Stevie Nicks went on insisting that the Internet was making it harder than ever for the performers to be successful, as the record labels can quickly drop those who didn’t have any profitable hit singles.
She insists that it’s not about her, because she’s financially stable and okay, but rather about the young children trying to enter this business. They face a problem with the record labels which could easily drop them upon discovering that they’re not a famous band and don’t have a hit single.
Well, it might be the case, but isn’t the Internet also a useful tool for the beginners in this business? It can as well allow the artists to control their own works, putting the function of distribution back into the owners’ hands, where it actually belongs. And this feature of giving the artists greater control could hardly ever destroy rock.
Stevie Nicks points out that there are quite a lot of talented artists out there who can’t sustain being in a band for long, if they don’t have much success. And those who could at the time are going to die out.
Nowadays not many rock bands can say they have enjoyed a great success, and most of them never will – that’s how the business works today. Even if they manage to sell enough CDs, this would only give them $23.40 per artist out of every $1,000 derived from the sales. This can hardly be considered sustainable, even for the band having success.
Bearing in mind the fact that the number of albums released has at least doubled within the last decade, it’s hard to say that the Internet destroys any kind of music. On the contrary, the digital world, and peer-to-peer networks in particular, provide the band the power to deliver their works to the music fans, where it actually belongs.
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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
|posted by (2010-08-31 19:27:37)|
|Thats funny i purchased all her cd..She deserved it they all are good tunes.She kicked Ass! again i say how much money u need to live one life term?|
|growing old just sucks and I will be the first to admit it, but not the last. Our technology has outgrown our capacity to match our brains with the increase of the web.We are literally prisoners in our own world we created. My kids, now 28 and 30, could not believe that my generation never had Nintendo, Sega, or any of the video games they used to play as children. They thought home PC's were always around. Concepts and ideas change and we are still trying to play catch up. I came from a generation where you did not use gimmicks to sell your music, you just needed to KNOW your instrument. Today, ANYONE can play "rock star", movie star, or media star, todays "Divas" last anywhere from a week to perhaps a month. Age is that pause that refreshes, it makes you step back and realize that when you get older, death is that much more meaningless, the quality of life begins to be more appreciated. All the old people like myself could preach until we are blue in the face but until YOU experience what I am talking about, it will mean nothing. Twenty years ago, I was in an accident that left me so dead that no amount of resusitation was working, I was pronounced dead at 4:36 pm on December 22, 1987, but for some unknown reason, after being totally dead for 8 minutes and 47 seconds, I twitched, an EMT noticed it and used the paddles on me again, I was in a coma for 4 months, came out of it, and here I am today. This is the feeling Ms. Nicks can't comprehend nor understand, life AND death changes everyone and every thing. We all are who we see ourselves as and change is us and we are change. Thanks for the chance to rant, people!!!|
|posted by (2010-08-31 23:41:22)|
|One of the biggest problems with rock music is that when you turn on the radio the music sounds the same as it did at the beginning of the decade. It's like when glam rock/hair bands controlled the airwaves for...well till grunge and 1992 finally killed it, what 10+ years. It's time for the next big thing to break. Till then the music companies will just keep churning out the same crap because it's profitable.|
|posted by (2010-09-01 00:35:00)|
|messiahx4ever hit the nail on the head my kids don't understand the newness of all this technology growing up w/no cell phones home p.c. even cable is unthikable to them. The internet has exposed even me at 43 years of age to music ,artists and movies i never would have heard or seen without the web. Young artist have an advatage the still great Ms Knicks never had they get their music out to millions of potential buyers and fans using cell phone cams or digital recorders and sites like youtube where Ms knicks had to pull bar gigs and things of the like to get recognized.|
|Nowadays not many rock bands can say they have enjoyed a great success, and most of them never will – that’s how the business works today. Even if they manage to sell enough CDs, this would only give them $23.40 per artist out of every $1,000 derived from the sales. This can hardly be considered sustainable, even for the band having success.|
She is right; but didn't mention the other $976.40 is going to the RIAA. Hey simple math. Artist getting only 23.60 per 1,000 dollars.
Internet killed rock and roll; BS. There is no rock and roll today just crap rap all about killing, drug dealing, pimping and ho's yea rock and roll is dead; but the internet had nothing to do with it..
|I thought MTV killed Rock and Roll. It was at that point in time when music became more about the "image" than the actual song. I don't know much about the music business, except that these days what they "force feed" us is complete crap! There aren't bands around any longer that can churn out more than an album or two. (Oh God, did I just say album? I dated myself, didn't I! lol) Remember when bands like the Beatles and the Stones put out vast libraries of great music for us to listen to. She does have some interesting points, especially about the youth of today. I have 3 kids, ages 6,10 and 16. My teenager can't go anywhere with her ipod touch in her possession. God forbid if she wasn't able to text at all times of the day! One time she couldn't find her ipod touch & I told her she could still talk to her friends on the phone (what a strange concept!). She said, "i'm so sure, nobody talks on the phone these days. I don't like awkward pauses." So for her it is texting or nothing. All their socializing is done over electronic forms of media. Sometimes I think it would be cool to have born in the ancient Roman era. They socialized with their fellow human beings. Pubs, bath-houses, the coliseum. I'm sure there were bad things about that era as well. But you get what I mean...people socialized with one and other. They got out of the house. They hung out and got some exercise. The youth of today rely on electronics for entertainment and socializing, never leaving the house and getting fatter and fatter in the process of it all. I know my teen could stand to loose a few pounds, but that is another issue all together. I miss the 70's. When I was a kid it was much more carefree. We went outside to play with other kids in the neighborhood. Came in to watch the Brady Bunch (we had 1 tv & the whole family watched together. now we have a tv in every room & everyone in the family is off doing their own thing.) & listened to good ole Stevie Nicks on the radio. She is still my favorite female singer to this day. Oh...the good ole days!!!!!!|
|posted by (2010-09-01 02:49:38)|
|Its what she said about the groups not being on the Labels... Yes, she is right the Internet kills that ability, but is that a bad thing?Someone needs to explain to her that is not the groups that are suffering due to the internet... its the labels... |
and you can blame alot of it on CBS RADIO and Infinity Radio which between the 2 controls 80% of the radio that is available for you to listen too....
|posted by (2010-09-01 04:33:01)|
|stevie.. baby.... i love ya + your music, allways have, allways will. but you've clearly gone bonkers.|
|posted by (2010-09-01 05:22:28)|
|obviously the coke has worn off...|
|posted by (2010-09-01 09:43:43)|
|Stevie Nicks killed Fleetwood Mac. Her arrival turned an excellent blues rock band into absolute tripe. Pre the Nicks woman I give you - "The Green Manalishi", "Shake your money Maker" and so on. When she arrived, "Sweet little lies" - arse gravy. She clearly knows nothing and has made a great band suck. Come back Pete Green's Fleetwood Mac, all is forgiven.|
|mtv,riaa and all the other regulatory bodies killed rock and roll, they take so much money from artists that unless ur a headline act ur skint, the days of 50 million plus album acts are long gone...rip music....|
|....................The Beatles killed Rock and Roll!|
|Mostly TV and the record industry itself destroyed the music scene. Great bands will NEVER reach a wide audience if the do not have "the LOOK" that MTV and IDOL fans crave to slobber over. Music is meant to be heard & not seen. Good looks do not make a great musician & by musician I mean someone who knows how to write & perhaps play an instrument themselves.|
I HATE the current mainstream music scene!!! Its manufactured poop!
Thankfully the game has been turned on its ear and now bands can get their music out themselves by using the internet & Youtube. Someday soon the MUSICIAN's will take back the power they lost when the corporate money hogs figured out how to control them like robots. Good luck you talented folks! Whoop those tricks butts!
|Eff Stevie Nicks and Eff the rest of the complainers. Yeah, rap does suck, but what are you going to do about it? Just wait a couple more years, there will be something even more annoying than rap that stupid white suburban kids will imitate because they think it's "cool". Kids are supposed to be stupid, and they don't disappoint. And how are any of these musicians making money anyway? I thought they all went broke because of illegal downloading. When did we become a nation of crybabies and victims? Life's not fair, get used to it.|
|posted by (2010-09-02 09:52:33)|
|oh stevie nicks nah its not making it harder at all more music is been heard today via the net than ever before we just take the fat cats out of it all what a kiss up she became lol oh i think pearl jam made the end of rock no offence buttt last time i saw them i paid to watch them get pissed on stage very little music going on just drinking and more drinking !!! For it is written a camel will pass through an eye of a needle before these high priest get to the kingdom of my father with thier gold !!! man i love putting that sums up the fat cats and the vatican so much let keep evolving for it is now the music of the people who make the music that is heard by the masses and not sony warner emi and the rest |
peace love and a good toot on ye old spliff lets jammmmmm :) seed the need and slay the GREEEEEEED
|posted by (2010-09-02 15:11:15)|
|no all the black and spanish drug dealers turned "rap star" ruined EVERYTHING MUSIC INDUSTRY RELATED.|
HOW THE HELL DID FLAVOR FLAV GET RICH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|if anything or anyone did, she did, no talent hog... a record label already said it didnt. and we all know it didnt. and if bands had talent there wouldnt be any problem, but they keep only making no talent garbage music available to us.||
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