CC, Music Industry Skewered In 'Before The Music Dies'
November 27, 2006 at 10:45 AM (PT)
A CLEAR CHANNEL exec who appears in silhouette and whose voice is distorted for anonymity in the movie "Before The Music Dies" says in the film, "The advertising dollar is driving the entire company" -- and that's precisely the point filmmakers JOEL RASMUSSEN and ANDREW SHAPTER are trying to make. In an interview with the WASHINGTON POST, they say their goal was to find out why music fans are disillusioned with the music being promoted by the radio and record industries.
"We remember a time when your local radio station really was local and deejays made up their own sets," RASMUSSEN says. "How did we get to the point where, as a frustrated music fan says in the film, they aren't giving people music they're going to like, but instead they're giving them the least distasteful music that will keep them from switching stations? The industry seems to have abandoned both musicians and fans."
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