Pop is not the music of the people anymore. These events just show how much we have let corporations control what used to be a more democratic process. People download for free now but have given that power away to ‘elect’ their favorite music and can’t have that say when they purchase a song which artist survives financially in the market economy. I warned about that a decade ago. I remember this from Nazi Germany and socialist East Germany. In our society multinational corporations finance music now and decide which music is being made. People must be passive and digest what’s presented to them.
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