Gary Halo Predictions Series
Music & Art - Near Future
More of the same............
*Note: I know a little of what I speak, having had an independent record label affiliated with
EMI and managed upcoming artists and others trying to return after earlier success.
A few evolutionary/revolutionary activities spurred on by technology are just starting to turn the music and arts establishments onto their ears. Talking about at-home recording devices of music, movies, video, and frame quality, and art with laser printers, via the internet. Or sophisticated pirate organizations are threatening the financial solvency of the original artists. And the companies marketing those artists products. Ironic that those establishment companies despite their unethical, bordering on criminal, treatment of their artists are now crying foul and asking the governments to protect them.
Name an art industry that isn't dirty with sleaze from top to bottom? From the music business dramatizing scarcity of good music and their buying of chart position. Model agencies supplying drugs and the exploitation of their more younger-each-year models.
To the Hollywood sex and drugs obsessions. For the few stellar success stories, there are thousands of promising artists chewed up and destroyed by the corruption. Artists that, up until recently with the emergence of the internet, couldn't make their work known without compromising their morals or artistic integrity within their fields.
The independent artists have a modem (pun intended) to get their work seen and heard via the internet sites which can highlight and bring attention to them.
Interested public can order the product direct. The general public won't know of their work until the established industries notice them and give them the hand up which is how it's usually done except for one great change now.
An artist, once recognized and popular, could use the internet to promote and deliver their product directly to the public's home, virtually (another pun) cutting out the middlemen, like marketing companies and stores.
This will give more power to the established artists and change the behavior, ever so slightly, of the management industries to treat their new people more fairly. The arts industry, to survive, will have to perform outstanding valuable services for the artists, more so then the artists can do with their own marketing people, using their own resources.
Don't under-estimate this subtle change. It's very powerful and will eventually bring about more ethical practices in the arts industries in dealing with the artists. I think the fear of direct marketing artists on the internet has already started to shake up the music business. At least in their dealings with their top name artists.
One change is happening right now in all the arts. Public funding will quickly be withdrawn from sex arts, of whatever persuasion, and anti-religion propaganda in fine art and music. Of course, various public will support them by buying their products but government grants will soon be denied.
Music & The Arts - Far Future
No more of the same.........A New Deal
Please. A moment while I take a bow for the accuracy of Part 1 on this topic. OK, Thank you. Thank you. That's enough. You're so kind.
Today's date is December.31.2001. Standards of ethics are rising when it comes to how the Arts industries have been treating and rewarding their roster of artists. From the protest concerts by music artists lately, to fine artists creating marketing boards to promote and sell their works within the power of a group. "The times they are a-changing'".
Soon you will sample and buy individual songs by individual artists if you wish, or you can buy a CD or compilation CD by one artist if you wish. If you wish, you may become one of the record label's 'special' clients and qualify for substantial discounts on concerts and product by the said record label.
Get the idea? There will be options galore. Whatever you wish! Do you want what you think is the best of the Beatles on one or two CDs? Go to the internet or a record store, pick the individual tracks you like and have them burned onto a CD for you. The CD will have code which doesn't allow it to be copied around.
You'll eventually interact with your AI TV. It'll ask you what you feel like watching? You say you want an action movie with a bit of skin in it. It has already cleared up that particular slang phrase with you earlier and recommends a list of 20 or 30 movies you can receive On Demand right now.......or sports, or concerts, or comedy, or news wherever whatever.....
Somethings going on or to be developed in the field of music soon. It has something about a study of deep tones, how they affect internal organs, and higher tones affecting the intellectual senses and finally a purity of sound. Somehow, something brings it all together ( at first I thought it was a new musical instrument, but I don't think so ), it's more of a manner of presentation which has been done before but markedly enhanced.
It's listening to music but with tones which give you an 'internal' full body feeling. It comes from wave discoveries. Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' is re-released in the new format. Spectacular! It's like having your brain at peace with fine weed, your body sensationalized with LSD but you're there, still sane and it's always pleasurable. And you can simply shut it off and feel very relaxed afterward.
The music industry will be the first to write in drug use clauses. Things like, "One must seek treatment and if not, this contract is void at the discretion of the record company!" No more feeding drugs to the musicians, models, sports athletes by their prospective industries. Degradation is going 'out'. Drug-free competent professionalism is coming into vogue and staying there.
And to you who read this and 'hate' what it says, FUCK YOU!!
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