Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The modern day artist

The present-day artist still refuses to die, but one is completely deranged to cede control of one's catalogue and works to a music industry label.  It is necessary to create these things-- label, studio, art and photography, manufacture and distribution, ad infinitum.  The DIY Ethos.

Creativity must expand beyond the narrow limits of subjective interests to the learning curve of artistic control of the processes involved. Throughout production, anything that might loosely be called artistic vision benefits by being brought to bear upon these things-- sound, imagery, the character of the final work.

Of course this is entirely different from "star-making" machinery.  Self-reliance, the value of hard work, and all that.

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