Monday, November 30, 2009

Interesting article from "Pop Matters"...

"The television has hit a commercial break, and you go and grab a drink. While you are at the fridge, you hear something very familiar playing in the background of one commercial. You barely miss it, but find out the product advertised, so you hit up YouTube to see what it was. That’s when you realize the background song in that commercial was in fact a song off one of your favorite records. And it’s not even some pop artist that’s playing, it’s an indie or underground band that you doubt too many have heard of, but one you really like, maybe one you’ve even seen live a few times. You sit there, a bit dumbfounded. And you think, 'What a bunch of sellouts.'

But what if that artist needed to do it to actually survive, let alone make a decent living?"

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