Thursday, July 13, 2017

In the music industry all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

I have been around in several other businesses but never seen so many hypocrites like it is in the music industry.

Most artists like to be leftwing. They did article that where more to the right on the political scale in USA and it was very few, one of the few examples was Johnny Ramone. Most of the artists liked to be left wing.

At the same time most artists are small business owners, so in reality they should actually be more right in their political view, at least in Sweden. Okay many of them really don’t understand that they are a small company, or they make so much money that they just don’t care about politics at all laughing to the bank.

But I guess it’s part of the whole thing of being Mr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in the music industry. They write songs for the public, so they want to identify with them. Still they aim for being richer then Kardashian.

I bumped into a festival once that claimed that they were almost non profit, cared about the small people. Had lectures about how we could do a better society and so on.

That same festival is famous for using new kids in the business for free and then fire them. They had put money on the side so when they went bankrupt they just got the losses to the vendors and companies around them, just to make another festival with the money that they really owned to others. To be quite honest they were really the worst scum there is. Still they thought they were almost better then Jesus to be good to people. I guess the expression from John Steinbecks Animal farm comes good here. All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

Another festival took money from the local government for years to make their festival that never really went around. In reality the government paid these people to run a festival (yes I know this only happens in Sweden). Then they wanted to be really left wing and feminists so they went out and criticize the government in some smaller thing. Of course the politicians then withdraw the money. In the end they saved the festival so the politicians gave them money for one more year. What do they do? Well they book only friends and boyfriends to the ones that are in the board, giving the money to them having a festival for their friends. Still claiming that they do a great job for the community. Yes the mantra is still there All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

We have a left wing artist in Sweden that is in the board for how the money should be distributed to artists. Guess witch band got a big shunk of money, of course her own band.

I’m not that surprised, the thing that annoys me is that many of these artists are so equal and for the people until the money comes to the table. Then they become more greedy then Uncle Scrooge.

All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

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