Gary Nu­man on the dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion

Computer Music - - Interview -

“There’s a lot of doom and gloom about the mu­sic in­dus­try th­ese days, but, to me, it feels more ex­cit­ing than it has done in years. Yes, some of the la­bels and the chain record stores have fallen by the way­side, but do we re­ally miss the way that the mu­sic busi­ness used to work? Record la­bel signs a band, puts out a sin­gle, sin­gle doesn’t do well, la­bel drops band. Thank you, good­night.

“There have been good and bad things said about the im­pact the in­ter­net has had on mu­sic, but all I can say is that it’s al­lowed me to carry on mak­ing mu­sic. Yes, the in­ter­net and so­cial me­dia has cre­ated a cer­tain state of flux, but that will set­tle down. Or maybe it won’t. Maybe flux will be the new nor­mal. Con­stant rein­ven­tion; con­stant change. But what’s wrong with that? How ridicu­lous would it be to still be mak­ing mu­sic with the same setup I had 30 years ago? You can’t keep look­ing to the past – mu­sic has to keep mov­ing for­ward.”

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