Wow. I want this.
nuggets nuggets nuggets nuggets
How is this even possible?
Music would be better if there was no industry for it. It gives an incentive to appease masses over making passion projects.
There would be way less lowest-common-denominator garbage if there was no money in it.
Recently I got invited to see Walk The Moon because a friend had an extra ticket. I'm not a fan, but whatever, free concert, right? It was fun...for a bit. After the first couple songs, I couldn't get over the fact that it looked like the dudes weren't really playing, the songs sounded exactly like the studio versions (as if what we were hearing was largely a backing track), and nobody but me cared. It was then that I realized that is the face of modern popular music (and yes it's more about the money than the music). Probably has been that way for a while, but I almost never go to shows for those kinds of bands. I later looked up the cost of a ticket and holy hell ticket sales alone would've brought in around $70K. In a small theater where the large majority of acts they host are not big name artists like that.
Periphery could've gotten a show at that same theater but grossed a small fraction of that amount. Of course they're not a band that makes much money on a tour. The original headline was really misleading compared to what's in the article, so it's cool they updated it.