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Re: Record Industry Decline
From: "Bill Fox" <email@example.com>
> Matt Davignon wrote:
>> Wasn't there once a time when radio playlists were more regional?
> Once upon a time, that was true. That was how local bands became
> bands became national bands. As more and more radio stations picked up
> an act, the bigger the act got. (That the slow path as opposed to being
> "discovered.") Now Clear Channel is the McDonald's of radio. Each
> hamburger tastes exactly alike no matter where it's served.
> These days, a radio station won't play anything except:
> 1. bands that the corporate office tells them to play.
> 2. bands that can tell them what other stations are playing their music.
> Of course that's none because getting that first station to play your
> music without being able to say... Well, you know it's Catch 22.
Sounds a bit like the selectively-locked doors that the games business
sometimes seem to have on their open positions. An exec with an unnamed
company once told me, "The best way to get a job in the games business is
have a job elsewhere in the games business."
Hopefully this path to disaster via stagnation won't be followed too
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