The Death of Art?


Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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3 Responses

  1. Avatar Freddie says:

    Time will tell. But I’ll bet you a doughnut that the music industry and the PC games industry will have effectively collapsed within the next five years. And it’s already happening in music. I don’t think that the record companies are entirely honest on this issue. But I also don’t think that they are lying when they say that professionally recorded and distributed music is in great peril.Report

  2. Avatar E.D. Kain says:

    I’ll take that bet. Hopefully inflation isn’t such that said doughnut ruins me five years from now. But I’ll add, the death of the music industry as we know it may be a very real thing, however I doubt that means the same thing as the death of professionally recorded music. There will still be a demand and a supply for that…Report

  3. Avatar Chad says:

    Just as a note on the death of professionally recorded music, a relative of mine used to work as a recording engineer for a major record label. He has since left them, along with droves of other recording techs, for a smaller break-off studio. From what I’ve seen, the larger studios have already begun breaking apart into smaller independent operations. Soon you’ll be able to get your album recorded in Columbus, Ohio that same way you used to have to travel to New York to get it recorded. I think you are pretty much correct in the directions things are heading with music. The days of the roving minstrel are back.Report