This does not take about The Chirch at all.
It is comforting to read that the Atlanta music scene is alive, well and growing (“The Future is Now”), in light of the meltdown of the worldwide music industry. The development of a strong community of musicians, venues, practice spaces and fans will be critical to the future life of music in Atlanta. But as with musicians in every city in the US, Atlanta’s musicians and songwriters will continue to face an uphill battle for national recognition. Why? Because record companies have capitulated to streaming services in a failed attempt to curtail piracy, to the extent that they’ve accepted ownership positions in certain streamers. No streamer is making money (check out the $Millions that Spotify loses…), even though they pay artists very poorly and songwriters hardly at all. Despite this fact, streaming service freemiums have shot the present culture of music lovers into space. The culture has changed completely; no one is buying music anymore - - fans only listen. They don’t care about OWNING music. The result of this culture change is that a $15B US industry 15 years ago is a $7-8B industry now. With the revenue decline, record companies have had to slash budgets for promotion, A&R, artist development and tour support. This is a disaster for new artists and songwriters. Companies no longer have the luxury of keeping an artist on the roster long enough for them to develop a large audience, while streaming music has never translated into significant sales. For a flourishing national music community to succeed, musicians and songwriters have to be able to make a living. That’s become pretty difficult now.
The future of Atlanta's music scene is BRIGHT!
My name is Zane Smith. Rapper/Producer from Lithonia, GA.
My mixtape "SWATCHES" just released on DatPiff which is more like an audio narrative.
I would appreciate it if the CL staff gave it a listen! There is a moral to the story!
For Yamin Semali who wanted a local vinyl press. Have you seen this doc about one in Brooklyn?
Great place. ...music from the heart. ..check it out..Kevin is the best
Ari Fouriezos is simply one of the best in the business, and an amazing person altogether!
A true visionary! Looking forward to Sorry Mom's next Block Party! Atlanta is truly blessed!
Awesome energy and vision - helping to make Atlanta music scene thrive - I love it!
"What would you prefer to have, a Walmart at Edgewood Shopping Center with an attached 'mixed-income' apartment complex or youth culture and house shows?"
Do you really want me to answer this?
Its like asking, do you prefer to eat at McDonalds or have a fat guy poop on you? Neither but....
The Agora Ballroom!
No mention of John Frye? Funny as I recall John and I was there at the beginning of that album in Doppler Studios and spent many nights miking drums and horns at 3am in the morning, not to mention how the name Rosa Parks could have been avoided. Wow was it worth it, had some great sessions at Doppler Studios with the Dungeon Family.
Dr. Joseph Dolan: Right. Now, how long have you had these pains, Mr. Barber?
Fletch: No, that's "Babar".
Dr. Joseph Dolan: Two B's?
Fletch: One B. B-A-B-A-R.
Dr. Joseph Dolan: That's two.
Fletch: Yeah, but not right next to each other. I thought that's what you meant.
Dr. Joseph Dolan: Arnold Babar. Isn't there a children's book about an elephant named Babar?
Fletch: I don't know. I don't have any.
Dr. Joseph Dolan: No children?
Fletch: No elephant books.
So the guy's dad has owned the property for 30 years, allowed it to fall apart, with a hole in the roof and squatters, and now these guys are kinda sorta going to fix it up so they have a place to party and practice with their band? Did I miss anything? Sounds like this guy is embodying the American Dream for anyone whose dad was a slumlord!
Moral of the story, you just can't have anything crappy and dirty anymore, someone is always trying to come in and clean it up and make it nice for everyone.
oydave, Faun and a Pan Flute is playing on 7/6 at 529 and 7/10 at the Earl if you want to check it out.
"too far away"
from what ? i'm like a mile away from this :^)
"Too far away. Insanely high crime neighborhood. Lots of obstacles face this part of town and I really think it doesn't need a bunch of artists linking up with the landlords and art investors to drive rent up. Wanna know what gentrification looks like, kids? Artists building bonds with landlords, planners, investors and developers. I can't believe creative loafing has the audacity to quote multiple landlords about this project to feign "community support."
Like OF COURSE THE LANDLORDS LIKE IT THEY MAKE MONEY OFF OF THE HUMAN NEED FOR SHELTER. The more investment attractive this area is the more money they make. Artists should be empowering people to fight developers not the other way around."
A few questions, Southsider....
How would artists empower ppl to fight developers, other than publicizing situations such as this [ which is what's happening here, I thinkg ]?
Maybe by developing something within their own control [which is what's happening here, I think ] ?
So what would you suggest instead ?
An idea for improvement is always better han just shooting down what you dislike, although it's a bit more difficult.
Really, though, let's hear what your opinion is abt should be done.
I'm fairly certain you have an opinion.
"What's the address?"
Outside of the concert venue, this is all I know about Lakewood...and it's from OutKast circa 1994...so I've always taken their advice.
"See now in the ghetto or should I say Lakewood
You better be strapped cuz them n***** over there just ain't good."
And it's sad, Hello Ocho is straight, but Christian needs to get the Christ, Lord band together again. What happened?
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