When I get a whiff of something in this business that I love being array and pursue it to bring to your general attention, you can bet that I am mostly likely to be correct and that my friends is the case here as you will see.
A few days ago, I commented on the absurd cluster PLUCK that is Spotify and the other DSPs that are choosing to load more and more songs to the TUNE of 100,000 per day to create a story and possibly draw attention to borderline subscribers to encourage them to pull the trigger and plunk down their credit cards.
Sounds good on the surface to an unsuspecting patsy who trusts Spotify, but to the industry veterans and music aficionados, we see if for what it is, a dumping of garbage into the pool of music to make it look full!
No, this is not cool, it is not right and it is sheer BULLSH$T that hurts us and turns us into an industry with a reputation for using fillers, nitrates and table-scraps in what we make to create a perception of quantity that the idiots in DSP land feel will translate into a perceived value by the consumer.
JERK ALERT, WE LIVE IN AN INDUSTRY WHERE OUR SLOGAN OF CHOICE WHEN IT COMES TO PRODUCTION, MIXING AND CREATION IS THAT LESS IS MORE!!!
GET IT? LESS IS MORE. MORE IS NOT MORE,, IT IS LESS AND THAT IS FACT.
The dilution of music is hard for me to watch no less listen to, since just because you recorded something does not make it worthy of release and exposure, that is where the public can decide, but I feel that the major labels and the public are going to find out soon that we are drowning in a sea of mediocrity and the results will be to lose the trust of the consumer, just as the industry did when they made albums with one single and the rest no more than filler that eventually turned consumers into one off supporters of music and artists as they did not want to get fooled and burned again.
We are no longer an industry of value, as sad as that is for me to say. We are the industry snake oil selling carnival barkers and salesmen that where we throw things against a wall and let consumers dig their hands into the trash bin to search for something, anything, that is remotely interesting, creative or listenable.
We need restriction on the amount of rate droppings that can be allowed into the food we eat and the music we present a sellable. You would not let novices fly a plane, why would let the inept have access to our food supply and industry sustenance when they have not been proven qualified, responsible or deserving to do so?
"There are now officially over 100 million tracks on Apple Music. There are also now officially over 100 million tracks on Amazon Music – which are all available from today (November 1) on the free-for-Prime-members radio service, Prime Music.
In light of both of these facts, it seems impossible that there isn’t also now over 100 million tracks on Spotify.
Meanwhile, we’re told by those in the know that there are now 100,000 tracks a day being uploaded to various streaming services.
We can debate all day long (as I do regularly!) about the point at which this ocean of music stops adding value, and starts giving headaches, to music streaming consumers."