Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Via Digital Music News, with news clips of John Campbell and Kim Dotcom... " The following comes from producer, composer, engineer and now activist Mikael Eldridge (aka, Count), who has spent the past two years making a film about the realities musicians actually face in a digitized industry.
The film starts with the bigger picture, then tracks the stories of several artists – Jurassic Five, Zoe Keating, Diplo, Tycho, and Cracker, Camper van Beethoven, and Old 97′s. ’Unsound’ is now in the process of being crowdfunded to finance its completion and make it ready for major film festivals."
Interviewee quote: "Kim Dotcom lives in a mansion, living the good life, purely off the backs of creators."
That screengrab with the Hunter S Thompson quote on the music business being a cruel and shallow money trench is a bit flawed - he never said it, as I discovered in early 2011, when a local journalist used that same quote.
The quote comes from Thompson's book called Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s. It reads...
"The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason...." Source: Urbanlegends.com