Nov. 30, 2020
A Futuristic Past
Technology. Music. When you marry the two, a bit of magic can happen—and it oftentimes does, but what happens when technology starts getting in the way of how music is created and consumed? If anyone can grab a laptop and a bootleg version of some...
Technology. Music. When you marry the two, a bit of magic can happen—and it oftentimes does, but what happens when technology starts getting in the way of how music is created and consumed? If anyone can grab a laptop and a bootleg version of some software that allows you to produce and create your own music then where does "making it", and having to earn your way to the top fit in? Where does quality control start and end? In the music industry's current state, it seems like anyone and everyone can get a "record deal"—and well they pretty much have (if we're being honest here). This has lead music as a whole to look and feel more diluted than ever before. But is it really at the fault of how technology is being utilized within the industry? Many people would say yes, and probably just as many would say no.
Jack White may look and sound like the final boss you have to overcome when you're trying to escape Corktown, but the way he looks at music as a whole directly translates into the music he creates. In his case, the less modern technology the better, and that works flawlessly for him but there is a slew of music industry veterans that have embraced and utilized every piece of modern technology they could get their hands on and created some absolute masterpieces while doing so. So which is it? Digital or Analog? Hell, why not both? So bring your acoustic guitar, your drum machine, your favorite music medium and sit your ass down for this one. It's season two episode fourteen of your favorite music producer's favorite music podcast. LET'S GO!
Keep up with all of the music we talk about in each episode by listening to the Infectious Groove Podcast Companion Songs playlist, exclusively on Spotify.
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