Reflecting, continuing on from yesterday morning: how to report on my professional life in such a way that engages possible readers, rather than repelling them? The Wasps’ Nest, its associated attitudes and demands; problematic players; and above all, the Music Industry: mismanagement, alienation and disempowerment of artists, an effective colonialism of music and musicians. Currently, the Empire of UMG https://www.universalmusic.com/billboard-names-sir-lucian-grainge-as-first-ever-executive-of-the-decade-jody-gerson-as-executive-of-the-year-on-2020- power-100/ reigns supreme. The incompetence of collection agencies such as PRS and MCPS, the dopiness of PPL and its categorisations, Spotify and YouTube disbursements to artists; the alienation and disempowerment of artists, with consequent economic, emotional and musical damage.
But however readers might deal with the Standard Operating Practices of the industry, how may I? How to remain in Hell without despair?
More on RF's latest diary entry, May 11th, 2020.