So I know I've titled this blog spot "Music, Music, Music", therefore I need to state my views on music. It's a blog and I can express all the views I want right? I don't think I've really written down how I actually feel about, but I have definitely talked about it a few times with people.
First off, I think you need to do it for the right reasons, which is getting your songs out there and passing along messages in whatever way you can. Music needs to express something and shouldn't be there just to hear in the background. That's how I want to write most of my music, and all the bands I listen to always seem to have songs that say something to me. The best songs send chills up my spine, and I think oh man that singer is singing to me. What a great feeling to have.
It's like when I'm playing with my band, and I see a fan say "oh I love this song." That person relaying to me that they love a song of our own is the greatest compliment. Of course I know the songs are good or else I wouldn't want to play them out in public. To have other people outside us acknowledge that is amazing. I hope that I can continue to grow in a songwriter sense. A little off topic, but that's how my brain works.
Back to other things about music: I think the song has to be good musical. There has to be great guitar riffs somewhere, a great drum beat that you can beat on your steering wheel, and great vocal delivery. Yea those are pretty simple ideas to have in a song, but not many bands can pull it off. have you looked at some of the "popular" bands, like nickelback? Do they really follow any of that criteria? I guess it goes back to the idea when it comes to music, just don't follow any guidelines. Except with them, it's write one big hit, and make lots of money off of it. What a way to get your band go? Blah!
Give me touring, give me giving out music for free, spreading the word through fans, making a cd for under 1,000 bucks, more touring, more spreading the word, and just making it on your own the best way you can. I don't think now you need to be on a major label to make it somewhere, and you can get by with touring and making cd's. Back in the day, you needed those major labels for the cash flow, but if you're band is that good, people are gonna find it with all the means of technology now.
Overall, I don't know where the industry is because I don't keep up with the mainstream. I know of artists, but couldn't tell you what they sing or what their hit is. I just stick to the bands that I know, and if that makes me a music snob, so be it. I am going to find those artists I can relate to, and not listen to some cookie cutter band.
Melt your face later,