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Thread #61682   Message #993311
Posted By: VIN
30-Jul-03 - 09:28 AM
Thread Name: Review: Kate Rusby - opinions please?
Subject: RE: Review: Kate Rusby - opinions please?
Point taken el greko. Some good points. The 'system' or 'music biz' in our society has always existed primarily to make money and profit for its shareholders, the music is secondary.

However, to 'go professional', be successful and make a living will, i would suggest, probably mean at some point having to accomodate and/or use the 'system' whether for concert promotion, bookings and especially media coverage. Perhaps once you become well established and financially sound enough you could go it alone , particularly in the field of music that Kate and others specialize in. The trick is probably to use the system where necessary and not let it use (or abuse) you. I would think Kate is as aware as anybody of the importance of the roots of the music she grew up and was surrounded with. However, we live in a capitalist society which permeates every aspect of our lives so it's hard to avoid the 'biz' at times.

People like Roy Harper have been fighting it for years!!