Originally posted by Basil O'GlueA lot of people say their opinion, on why electronic music has gone real bad the last years. I'll speak about my favorite genre, Trance.
Just another opinion, a honest one...
It's mostly labels fault.
Creating your own music back then, was much harder than nowadays. Imagine no Ableton, vst's, nothing. just hardware...
It took a lot of effort, money, time, to create some decent music. Now, utorrent -> FL download -> Boom! a Producer is born.
What the hell have labels to do with that?
They let it happen... They started releasing low quality music. The bar went too low. Its too easy nowadays to release your "music" at the biggest digital store.
Labels in the past (vinyls) would never consider releasing a just decent track, the risk would be huge, they were very careful, picking only top class music,that would guarantee their money back. (Labels are companies, yes, they do care about income)
Now, its costless for a label to release something... 0 cost, really.
Only your reputation is at risk...
So, they put the bar even lower, approve more demos, in order to release more often, and finally gain more... (income for labels nowadays is very very low instead of 10 years ago)
Now it's very rare to find 1 proper track among hundreds, or even thousands.
If you think nowadays that trance music is very good and banging then you probably have missed the vinyl era
That's all! Peace!