I hope to make this an interesting concept.
This is my first ever blog, so, I’m aware this is going to be a rough go at it.
I am not worried about music and where it stands as a medium. There’s always a way for people to hear the best rock, the best classical, the best folk, the best hip-hop, etc.-It’s all over the interwebs, it’s presentable, and even free if you can’t buy it. Business-wise, I don’t even know where to begin, but then again, I’m not a fan of business. I hate it that a 2-hour commercial for Coca-Cola and Ford Motors is what people watch as a music program on TV if it isn’t a channel that shows drunken and abusive youngster reality shows that used to be a music channel. I hate it that most TV commercials seem to feature jingles that have a baby-voiced girl singing and playing the piano. One or two of them would be okay, but why a whole mess of them?
I hate it that even now if you wanted to try to get a label to sign you, that opportunity seems to be gone forever with the advent of iTunes and downloading. By the same token, if you are already established and have a solid following as an unsigned act, that’s the only time you might hear from a big-time label, when you don’t even need them.
But I do love the internet, because, now we have all these things to watch, all these things like blogs to read and take note of. We have linking, we have tweeting and updating. There’s always a way to know something, and information is such a great thing.
I know that I probably will never get a record deal of any kind. I do write songs and sing them, http://myspace.com/chrismcgovern I really don’t know how or where I fit in with the music/entertainment spectrum. It’s such a complex world. I would like to know if blogging is something I’m also good at. Judging from this, I’m not sure yet! This is a test run.