What do you suppose is the biggest market for original music?
Last I heard, it was video game manufacturers. I found that bit of news depressing and, silly me, I thought things couldn't get worse.
Then along comes this excellent piece by Jon Pareles from the International Herald Tribune: The new route to musical stardom: Shilling for products on the unholy marriage of marketing and songwriting.
Are we cruising to hell in a handbasket? Should we order up cocktails and enjoy the ride? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
The new route to musical stardom: Shilling for products