Music Business as I see it Today by Jerry W. Henry
In my job I get to hear a lot of different music with much of it sounding the same. There are groups of musicians from different continents, speaking different languages, which do a unique blend of music styles. World music is taking an ever-increasing role in this country largely due to sampling. This music has the potential for change.
For most musicians music is a copycat game that even the mega-entertainment giants play. We have great songwriters and musicians, with others copying them. That is the way it is in this music business. It’s not fair, but that’s the way it is.
We will always have great songwriters and musicians who will sell very little music because they have very little visual appeal, very little luck and no management. We will always have horrible musicians with glitz and glitter that are in the business to feed their egos with power and money.
That’s the way it is in the music business, but it’s better than being a poultry catcher salesperson.