Unformatted text preview: • Greedy managers exploit young artists • They milk them in return for wealth, sex, and drugs • Divorce rock from the marketplace • Not all are corrupted however • A lot want to throw in the towel, but the idea of fame keeps them playing • The artist-audience bond has been severed • If rock purged its economic reliance, it would finally be recognized • No reason to regard rock as an expression of Western Romanticism • Link between rock and folk music • “Don’t become a slave to the audience” • Wants rock musicians to trade riches for artistic patronage • But are riches always the death of rock music? • Most rock music will remain what it is anyway • Split rock into two camps • One will carry on as before, and the other will receive grants • There is also unfairness to the system • Romanticism is a poor model for understanding rock music...
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course CGS 101 taught by Professor Baublitz during the Fall '08 term at BU.
- Fall '08