This is a response to my article "The Changing Face of Music - Article".
I like both live band and mix-remix music. If I am at a club or socializing, there definitely is something to be said about a live band. IMO, there is a time and place for all types of music. Did you know, though, that live bands also use mixing equipment to enhance their sound? I noticed this through work and talked extensively with the band leaders about their use of mixers. These mixers add additional sounds & background music (attached to a keyboard, guitars, drums, speakers - sometimes not noticeable), and manipulate the volume and sounds of the bands individual instruments and speaker output.
Also, I was out dancing one night at a bar and there was a singer who was really singing the style of music I like. As usual, I proceeded to go and talk to the 3-piece 'band'. I went on stage and was looking at what was on the computer they had. They were using a popular DJ program and the instruments I were seeing on stage were basically just adding enhancements to the music being played from the computer. The singer was actually doing Karaoke. I was really surprised as I thought the 'band' was actually performing these songs. Very impressive.
Since my sons are well-known in this arena, have earned the respect of popular established labels, and have found their place in this Mix-Remix world, I will use links to their YouTube videos as examples.
There is a misconception about computerized electronic music. My sons are very much involved with electronic music, have won or placed in multiple mix and remix contests including winning a 3rd place publishing deal with two very well respected music groups and with their original mix as heard in their winning 1st Place original music video from a contest of over 7,000 entries through VH1. The winner of VH1's contest wrote the theme song for one of VH1's annual HipHop Honors Awards show also earning a studio session with ?uestlove of the Roots who assisted in adding the 'condiments'. They use computer programs to bring together all of the elements they wish to use in their music, original verse, original recorded vocals, keyboard melodies, drums, guitars, etc.
One face of today's music is NBC's 'The Sing Off" where contestants compete creating mixes-remixes of published music using only their voices as instruments. NBC said of Pentatonix, the winners of this past season's (2012)show:
"Pentatonix is hip and current, melding electronic music with pop hits and creating something that will make you want to dance and sing along at the same time."
On the same side of the coin, this Mix-Remix of Crystal Method's "Come Back Clean" by Maniac All-Stars aka Maniac Agenda's and another Mix-Remix (Uncensored) by The Agenda of Classified's "Trouble" has all the "melding electronic with pop music" elements that NBC was talking about with Pentatonix.
The point of this response to the article "The Changing Face of Music" by PonGoad is this:
There is room for all kinds of music whether it is a live band or a live electronic mix or remix band. Live bands are the way to go if you want the thrill of the' feeling a part of', but the music world is going towards electronic in the clubbing scene, bars, TV commercials (like the K-Mart Christmas commercials), football anthems, music labels, and mix bands, whether we like it or not, etc. Electronic music and mixing has been in the music world for a long time. That is why new musicians were hoping to get picked up by a label so their music could be enhanced by the studio equipment these established labels had to bring it up to the level of marketable material. This studio equipment is now available in the form of computer programs to musicians in all walks of life. I, myself, believe these established bands have upgraded some of their equipment to computerized programs. Why wouldn't they? It is cheaper to run.
Because of the availability of computer mastering-mixing programs, when a new artist attempts to showcase their music, why should established labels have the right to keep all of the profits made from an artist's creation? The established labels have found a loophole unbeknownst to the hungry new artists to get around the legalities of copyright and usurp the intellectual property of new artists.
This article "The Changing Face of Music - My Response" was completely and totally authored by ©PonGoad 2013. All Rights Reserved. ---in response to "The Changing Face of Music- Article" by ©PonGoad 2013. All Rights Reserved.