The demise of MYSPACE may be a little early. Music is alive on myspace and doing well thank you. My own myspace site just passed 11,000 views (which is low for many). But the big number for me is 3,000 Myspace friends. Most are artists with most of them musicians. Want new music? It's on myspace somewhere. Note many of the more popular musicians have tracks with millions of listeners! See if you can get that playing a club that seats 50!
The main thing I'm doing on Myspace, besides showing my own music, and talking about the art revolution, is looking at new musicians to find some to add to my Big List. Here's the official info:
Week after week Musea, my 17 year old Dallas art and media zine scours myspace and youtube for the very best in music from every corner of the world for the world's first list of new great music. Culled from thousands, here are the world's best. (Anyone can send me your music. That includes any kind of music!) Not a CD of a single person, but a new musical paradigm - a music LIST of the world's best. Musea's Worldwide Favorite Music LIST (200+ now) "100 Plus Favorite Music from Youtube and Myspace" http://wp.me/p5S9X-36 In a world of misses, here are 200+ hits!
What I notice in this article, is that THE SINGLE IS BACK. People are tired of bad cd's. When given the choice they download their favorite songs and leave the cd's behind. And it shows in sales.
Well time for a revolution in music. Post-Bands music, though still boycotted by all mainstream media outlets (their job is to cover MUSIC and to discover new trends , not just cover corporate bad music - so what's up with the boycott), is building ground. The time is right, and the mainstream music is so bad, that it's like they're giving up. Well good move for them, if I do say so myself!
Tom Hendricks (editor of the 17 year old zine Musea)