POZ Special: The Industry With Jesse Cannon
Jesse Cannon, the man behind Cannon Found Soundation Recording Studios (Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Transit, Lifetime) and Musformation, is back after a short summer break with a great new Industry feature in our ongoing series. In this week’s feature, Jesse tackles David Geffen stating that he’d rather “kill himself” that enter the industry today, PledgeMusic, Billie Joe joining The Voice, Facebook, Google+, and much more. Check it all out below!
David Geffen whose record company signed everyone from Guns N Roses to Nirvana, claimed he would “kill himself” if he had to work in the industry now. I assume he is not referencing the fact that today, if he made Axl Rose blow him for a record deal (as rumoured) it would end up on TMZ. Instead, I see this as a good thing, what this says is that industry fat cats like Geffen (who is actually a great and respectable man, who gave Barack Obama his start and started some of the first and best STD health centers)could not get rich in today’s business, since more and more musicians have the power and the profits instead of CEOs. I never thought a great person killing themselves could be such a happy ending!
Ingrooves/Fontana have teamed up with the Kickstarter-like, PledgeMusic to form a way for your favorite has-been bands to fundraise from fans to fund their album and then distribute it and then give fans incentives they were promised. This means bands like your favorite has been prog rockers Coheed and Cambria, can fund their album by asking you for money before you had heard their latest stupid comic book masturbation guitar solos and get you to pay for the album and ways to hangout with them before you have heard how bad it is. Wait, we are supposed to be excited about this? Isn’t this what we all hated about CDs, was we couldn’t hear if our favorite band’s new record was good unless we bought it? Why are we excited about this again?
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is now a judge on The Voice. I can’t link this article since I am a grown man and I now cannot see since my tears have drenched my guyliner. Oh wait, that will be him when he has to listen to Christina Aguilera talk.
How bad did Facebook hurt musicians went it ditched it old page style for Timeline. Well, lets just say this, all those stockholders who are hurting… It’s worse for musicians. Wait, nevermind musicians didn’t have enough money in the first place to get ripped off that bad. ANYWAY, Root Music’s BandPage App now works on your website and as widgets since Facebook screwed everyone with this dumb timeline thing, Their awesome service makes it so you can listen and enjoy the bands you love and now you can do it in even more places.