Gary Numan on the digital revolution
“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.”