Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What's Learned In 30 Years Of The Music Biz

As everyone knows, the music business has changed substantially in the last few years. One of the things that's evolved has been the fact that the artist is able to do so much without the help of a record label and still have a chance for at least some modicum of success. That could never happen way back when, where if you weren't embraced by the "music business," you were essentially left out in the cold with no hope for ever getting ahead.

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips has seen it all over the band's 30 year run, and in this video he explains not only how things have changed, but how the band was always against the grain business-wise, as they operated more DIY before it was even popular or possible. The lesson here is that sometimes trading money for artistic freedom can be worth it.


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