Jan. 17, 2022
After Two Years, One Thing Remains Clear
Okay, well more than one thing remains clear and I am going to start this on a positive note. I'm really trying to get hired this season, or at least turn my unpaid internship into a paid one, so maybe starting this off on a positive note will help...
Okay, well more than one thing remains clear and I am going to start this on a positive note. I'm really trying to get hired this season, or at least turn my unpaid internship into a paid one, so maybe starting this off on a positive note will help that.
First things first, and though this has been said a myriad of times already, we will never stop saying it. THANK YOU. Without all of you, we wouldn't be diving headfirst into season 5 (it's actually crazy to even say that out loud honestly). So yes, the first thing that remains clear is that you all certainly know how to show us a massive amount of support, and for that, we are eternally thankful.
Now that we've gotten that out of the way, we can address the elephant in the room. Why in 2022 are we still having to talk about and discuss all of the many ways that artists in the music industry are taken advantage of? It's truly mind-boggling to at least 2 out of the 3 of us sitting here. The cat and mouse game that the music industry is, continues to evolve as times change.
Stories of your favorite artists being taken advantage of by the industry are far from a new tale. Most recently T-Pain (yes that T-Pain, the guy who can actually sing in real life without Autotune) came out and posted some rather disheartening figures showing how artists are being paid by streaming services.
If you haven't seen the photo, just take our word for it, it's not nearly enough in any way shape, or form and you probably won't be that surprised—which is also sad.
As the industry continues to evolve and gobble up each and every way an artist has to create a reliable revenue stream, it leaves us wondering what's next? If you're being professionally pigeonholed, how on earth are you supposed to make a living doing what you love to do? Join us as we dig back into something that keeps on coming back up. It's season 5, episode 2 of your favorite independent recording artist's, personal assistant's, dog walker'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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