Comments on: The Wu-Tang’s self-defeating unique album http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/03/28/the-wu-tangs-self-defeating-unique-album/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/03/28/the-wu-tangs-self-defeating-unique-album/comment-page-1/#comment-49566 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:07:11 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=23299#comment-49566 Music will be art again when most listeners start to listen to good music again. The music industry died in 1980 with the election of Ronald Reagan and the increase in facist brainwashing. The thing is, you can brainwash many people and they will follow you, but they are morons and not a useful army. They also don’t buy music that is thought provoking or increases introspection, which are exactly the best types of music. They also are not productive people and so unless you subsidize them, they have no money to buy music.

“Bazooko’s Circus is what the whole hep world would be doing Saturday nights if the Nazis had won the war. This was the Sixth Reich.” The Nazis lost the war, but they lived on and came to america in the form of corporatist bankers and the GOP. Their message is in the music and radio and television they work so hard to control. The message of consumption and conformity.

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By: Zdneal http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/03/28/the-wu-tangs-self-defeating-unique-album/comment-page-1/#comment-49565 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:59:41 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=23299#comment-49565 It’s a symptom of the new era of dynastic wealth. They compare it to a Pharoah’s Scepter.

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By: jamzo http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/03/28/the-wu-tangs-self-defeating-unique-album/comment-page-1/#comment-49564 Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:38:00 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=23299#comment-49564 seems that art and music markets mirror life

” both markets have skewed themselves towards a winner-takes-all model where a very small number of people are making gobsmacking amounts of money, while everybody else struggles”

one percenter markets

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By: Moopheus http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/03/28/the-wu-tangs-self-defeating-unique-album/comment-page-1/#comment-49562 Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:09:10 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=23299#comment-49562 They also overlook the fact that even if there is a bubble in the art market today where some art sells for many millions, most art does not. The vast majority of working artists still struggle to make any money at all. But I suspect that the Wu Tang are not really expecting to be taken so strictly literally. And if a vacuum cleaner in a box can be in a museum, then why not a record in a box?

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By: breezinthru http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/03/28/the-wu-tangs-self-defeating-unique-album/comment-page-1/#comment-49560 Sun, 30 Mar 2014 04:00:14 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=23299#comment-49560 Your articles are usually about finance, politics and occasionally art.

I thought this one was about art, but I had never listened to the Wu-Tang Clan before. I looked them up and listened to some of their… stuff, I guess you could call it that… it’s certainly not art. Hell, it’s not even music.

At first, I thought this article was a little out of character for you, then I remembered that you often mix some great humor with your written thoughts.

Thanks, Felix. I had a great laugh over this one. And thanks, Wu-Tang Clan. Your attempt at trying to get people to regard your audio endeavors as great art is absolutely hilarious.

Best laugh I’ve had in years. I’m still chuckling over it.

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By: TFF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/03/28/the-wu-tangs-self-defeating-unique-album/comment-page-1/#comment-49559 Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:20:10 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=23299#comment-49559 The act of producing the album itself is a wonderfully pointed commentary on the pretensions of the art market. Besides, they will surely find some fool willing to pay millions for it. Then they can produce another and repeat (having established the principle).

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By: CyrusB23 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/03/28/the-wu-tangs-self-defeating-unique-album/comment-page-1/#comment-49557 Sat, 29 Mar 2014 07:43:53 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=23299#comment-49557 A very poor article by someone who clearly has a very limited understanding of the music industry – and indeed how capitalism works. Asset classes simply do not have to start out cheap and work their way up – they might do in an ideal world – but this isn’t an ideal world. It is arguably that a long standing music brand is a developed asset in itself.

And I think the author would do well to consider the realities of the music industry – especially for the little guy. A world in which file sharing sees most musicians unable to sustain a living is clearly flawed. This may not be a solution but its rather more valid a contribution than the faintly ludicrous assertion here that everything is great in the music business

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By: Musiccity http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2014/03/28/the-wu-tangs-self-defeating-unique-album/comment-page-1/#comment-49556 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:25:59 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=23299#comment-49556 Peven Everett is an artist who will go down in music history. Most of the people around today are actually infamous. Music is still around it’s not invested in as these marketing scams and easy targets are.

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