The corporations bought up the blog thing and fucked it up (I was there when AOL was filling up the search engines, churning out websites, buying HuffPost, Seed).
The corporations bought up podcasts, and things ain’t working out, so now we’re gonna hear how “Podcasts lose their edge.”
No. Cheap podcasts that are profitable and also reach 1,000,000 per episode, and make lots of money for dude bros in suits are dead. RIP.
Now Spotify has a new AI DJ. Fuck off.
We had a thriving internet community with message boards, and email lists, and music blogs and websites, but then we relented. We all fell for the shiny objects called Facebook and Twitter and streaming music.
“That’s where everyone is,” is the biggest lie the devil ever told.
Not everyone is on Twitter.
Not everyone streams.
If you’re looking for the Superbowl Audience, sure, you better play your cards right and make the music that millions wanna hear.
But there are still record stores. Go shop at ’em.
Local music stores exist. Go buy some strings.
Bandcamp exists. Go buy a digital album, or a shirt.
Yes, the biggest players make the biggest noise, but the dam is breaking.
Layoffs, mismanagement. The consolidation of power isn’t natural.
Start your website, your email list, own your music, and talk to people and build your communities.