Smoke and Mirrors...The Music Industry Illusion

I've spent the last 6 years working in the music industry. Not in the "spot light" but behind the scenes in the music licensing world. During this time, I've met a lot of great people that honestly give a shit about music. Fellow musicians, producers, labels, and publishers that want nothing more then to release and create solid tracks.

There is a common fear that has come up over the years in this community. Talk of "long tail" of music being lost. Basically what this means is you're either making tons of money or none at all. It pretty much mirrors society as a whole. You have an elite group, the 1% that dominate over the 99%.

You might think well, that's show biz for you or that the 1% has that "it" factor. What most people don't know is there are only 3 major labels, with tons of subsidiaries and vanity labels. The big 3 are Sony Music, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group and they control roughly 80-90% of the music market.

They work like a bank, and could give a shit about music. The only thing that matters is profit and they've figured out that in the new music economy, it's better to release formulated tracks with marketable faces. They recruit new additions to their roosters from musicians/bands that have succeeded on their own at developing a following, sign them to 360 deals, and scale them.

Solo artists work great in this situation because it makes it so much easier to create a pop star. In the world of reality tv, social media celebrity and fake bullshit, if they have a strong following they are marketable. Talent doesn't really matter because if the track doesn't hit, they drop them for the next person with stars in their eyes.

As far as the ability to actually write music or sing, that doesn't matter either. They'll get someone like Max Martin to write the song for these faces. All they have to do is provide the voice, and with a little auto-tune, they'll sound good. No one will know the difference anyway because it's not like they will ever really sing live. They'll just lip sync everything.

To boost buzz for this up and coming artist the major labels will implore little tricks of the trade to get press and publicity. They'll fake play counts, buy up their own release to get it to chart, create beefs and outright pay for ink. All of this to get a return on investment, ROI. It's manufactured celebrity.

Now as far as trying to make the track hit, the labels need exposure and repetition. That's where commercial radio comes into play. Modern day payola works by using a third party system. The major labels pay indies to pay the owners of radio stations to spin the tracks. Don't get it twisted, they aren't paying small independent stations, you need to think bigger like Clear Channel and market share leaders. Once the track is on the playlist it's hit or miss time.

All of this is pretty routine behavior in the major label model. Hunter S. Thompson wrote
“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.”
The elite level musicians on the rooster are a different story from the up and comings. I'm not going to judge them, but there is a very disturbing trend a lot of them exhibit. All part of the matrix of power that is obvious if you are awake and understand symbolism.

There is an agenda that's being played out, that is becoming more and more prevalent in mainstream culture. Some people call them the iIlluminati, free masons, the elites, bilderbergs, reptilians, or whatever. Their name isn't important, it's their goal which is and that's the New World Order. It's a satanic system that's goal is to create a one world government, one world currency, and one world religion.

When you hear of celebrities selling their soul for fame and fortune, this is the group they become whores to. This hidden world shows it's cards through symbolism. The most obvious sign being homage to the all seeing eye. Some call it the eye of Horace, but it's a satanic symbol they flash to let others know who they serve. Don't be naive into thinking it's just a coincidence or the photographer telling them to do it.

If that was the case, it would stop there, but when their music videos a littered with occult symbolism you need to wake up. There is a lot of money that goes into making a music video, and you think it's random there's all these pyramids getting flashed with an eye floating in it. It's just co-incidence there's all these homages to owls (moloch) and the baphomet. The as above so below references, duality, ect.

Is it a co-incidence how much admiration satanist and pedophile Aleister Crowley has received from not only the Beatles but Jimmy Page. Look it up. There is wickedness in this world and the major label music industry plays a role in the relentless propaganda and programming. These so called stars participating in this shit for the high life are a complete disgrace.

Go back to bed America. Thanks for reading, please feel free to share, like or comment below.

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