Music Industry Predicts Guitar Comeback In 2013

artist: misc date: 01/07/2013 category: industry news
I like this
3234
voted: 66
Music Industry Predicts Guitar Comeback In 2013
British music industry figures are claiming that guitar-based music is coming back into the mainstream. Head of BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra George Ergatoudis told NME that rock acts "are going to find public taste swinging their way." He made similar comments in November, when he said "guitar music is definitely on the way back." Rough Trade records co-founder Jeannette Lee added: "Every seven to 10 years a new group comes along, shakes things up and injects new energy into music. It feels to me that we are on the brink of this kind of excitement again." There's two things to note. First, we all know that rock didn't go anyway it's just that mainstream media decided to say it was dying last year. Now the pundits are covering up their mistakes by turning their opinions around. Second, many music industry figures rely on rock and guitar music for a lot of their income. To take an examples from the commentators above, the BBC has an interest in live festival coverage for its TV stations and Rough Trade manages dozens of guitar-based bands. Both would benefit from a 'rock is back' trend, and would lose out if rock went out of fashion because of the limited appeal of live alternatives. Alternatively, they simply wanted to say something smart when NME pointed a mic at them. Still, they're powerful figures in UK music which has influence abroad, so we're happy to see support for our favorite genres. Just remember: rock has always been here, and always will be.
More misc news:
+ Top 20 Most Underrated Bands Ever Entertainment 11/21/2014
+ Korea Has Its Own Babymetal... Who Dress Like Nazis WTF? 11/21/2014
+ Catholic Priest Forces British Rock Band to Move Charity Concert After 'Anti-Religious' Accusations WTF? 11/21/2014
+ Slipknot, Mastodon, At the Gates Ranked Among Revolver's 20 Best Albums of 2014 General Music News 11/19/2014
+ Wednesday Question: Most Underrated Band Ever UG News 11/19/2014
+ Fart Metal Guy Is Back With a Ripping Rendition of 'Star Wars' Theme WTF? 11/18/2014
+ view all
Comments
Your captcha is incorrect