Upgrade DECLINED! CD vs Digital #PLAYLISTS

11 months ago

The music Industry is still not understanding their crucial role in our lives. Or the drama we no longer want attached to every songs we liked an d supported: i.e bad contracts.

Imagine a World where, instead of trying to suppress Masculinity, we are forced to SING to communicate with each other. Do you want to order a fast food meal while being in a b*tchy mood towards the staff? Find the appropriate song (first challenge), bring the same energy you thought you had in delivering the tune in singing with a VOICE (second challenge) then watch how you have calm down because not everyone can actually sing or entertain while doing it (third challenge for the Elite, only). 

No more empty sarcasm, no more verbal aggression, no more motorcycle noises … just plain sailing TUNES for those who actually can produce the accurate song matching their entitled mood! 
We are not there yet … The music Industry is still not understanding their crucial role in our lives. Or the drama we no longer want attached to every songs we liked and supported: i.e bad contracts.

Music is Universal. It’s a way of putting words together while using notes and instruments to deliver a whole vibe. It has been done from the dawn of time around a fire by primitive tribes. It has been scarcely distributed by royalties to peasants to announce important notices or entertain in public gathering. It is now widely available, distributed and monetised in our present day. It might have not been this way if the power of music was considered as too competitive against the religions who banned it previously or the governments who didn’t tolerate its ability to denounce, to undermine or to promote them. Similar to the current battle between Big Tech vs Government for our DATA.

Music in HIStory


Music and religion are closely linked in relationships as complex, diverse, and difficult to define as either term in itself. Religious believers have heard music as the voices of gods and the cacophony of devils, praised it as the purest form of spirituality, and condemned it as the ultimate in sensual depravity; with equal enthusiasm they have promoted its use in worship and sought to eradicate it from both religious and secular life. Seldom a neutral phenomenon, music has a high positive or negative value that reflects its near-universal importance in the religious sphere. This importance—perhaps difficult to appreciate for post-industrial-revolution Westerners accustomed to reducing music to the secondary realms of “art,” “entertainment,” and occasional “religious” music isolated behind sanctuary walls—has nonetheless been pervasive.

Religious “texts” have been sung, not written, throughout most of human history; and religious behavior has found musical articulation in almost every religious tradition. Navajo priests are “singers”; the primary carriers of Sinhala traditional religion are drummers and dancers; and the shamans of northern Eurasia and Inner Asia use music as their principal medium of contact with the spirit world. Through the centuries, priests, monks, and other specialists have sung the Christian masses, Buddhist pūjā s, Islamic calls to prayer, Hindu sacrifices, and other ceremonies that form the basis of organized religious observances in the world’s major religions.

The values, uses, and forms of religious music are as diverse and culture-specific as the religious traditions in which they are found. Christian liturgical music is generally as characteristically “European” as Hindu devotional music is “Indian”; both use sounds, forms, and instruments from their respective cultures and have contributed greatly to the overall musical life of their own regions. Yet music, like religion, can transcend cultural limits; the religious musical systems of Ethiopia and Tibet, for example, differ almost as greatly from the secular musics of their own respective cultures as the musics of foreign countries. >> Continue to read from this article about Music and Religion from the source: Encyclopedia.com

Music has been banned by different religions “to liberate human souls from this material worldly prison and to lead them back to the Realm of Light”.

Exhibit A) Christianity
<< (..) hymns were banned, along with any form of instrumental musical accompaniment, and organs were ripped out of churches. Instead of hymns, Biblical psalms were chanted, most often without accompaniment. This was known as exclusive psalmody. Examples of this may still be found in various places, including the “free churches” of western Scotland.

(..) At a time when Christianity was competing for prominence with other religions, the music and chants were often beautiful and elaborate to attract new members to the Church >> Source: Wikipedia: Church music

Exhibit B) Mandaeism

<< Singing was traditionally seen as Satan’s lure into the short-lived enjoyment of transient earthly joys which will make you forget the goal.

“Do not commit adultery or fornicate, do not sing or dance. Do not let your heart be fettered by Satan’s singing, which is full of magic, deception, and seduction…”
Yet the ban seems to be often not demanded strictly today, and it also seems to be not applied to Mandaean religious hymns and songs (which are of course not a worldly music) >>. Source: QUORA

Exhibit C) Islam

<< There are certain positions within various Islamic traditions which do restrict or ban music, although there is not one opinion which would be accepted totally universally by all Muslims.

“The Almighty Allah has sent me as a mercy to the worlds and to guide the people. He ordered me to eradicate the playing of flute, other instruments of music, all games of vice, idol worship and all practices of the days of ignorance.”
(Mustadrakul Wasa’il, Chapter 79) >>. Source: QUORA

Exhibit D) Jewish

Orthodox Jewish woman should not sing in the presence of a strange man etc.

Music and Science

About the relationship between music and science, BNB music lessons perfectly stated:
<< Some have postulated that music is the father of mathematics. To make music, you must know how to break “sound” into elements of pitch, rhythm and tempo. Science teaches us that sound is vibration, and the frequency of vibration is what makes different sounds. Music then is the study of the sound created by those vibrations, and puts them into patterns that elicit emotion. Music is based on mathematics. And mathematicians view mathematics as “music for the intellect”. Their joy in a perfect mathematical solution or theorem is as inspiring to them as a Bach Cantata. >>.
Source: BNBMusicLessons

Fast Company wrote an interesting article breaking down what music does to our brain. Is it Universal? According to them, classical music can improve your visual attention. This particular type of music would be useful to me only if I were a serial killer, as classical music removes all forms of empathy in me when thinking of how I can resolve a conflict when dealing with tricky personal situations, no prisoners taken. House music calms me down. My own cultural background, Zouk, brings a lot of hope and belief in a better world. Hip Hop brings a lot of cynicism when listening to these men and their experiences in society from rags to riches. Cuban music is love. Garage music is hate.
Check the article to see where you stand as far as each type of music: The surprising science behind what music does to our brains

Currently fascinated by Cymatics. I personally believe the Universe universal language is made of sound. Not the one that you can measure or hear. The sounds that deliver both image and meaning rather than our verbal communication limited by our visual needs. But we are not there yet …

Music and the Entertainment Industry

WE have the same 24 hours!

But do WE give the same contracts? Why would you be proud to be associated with the downfall of the 90’s spirit? Why would you be proud to achieve a generation of subservient humans fascinated by old music rather than inspired by their current generation’s capability?

You invite a song into your life, not because you actually like it but because it is blasted on all Payola Radios. You cannot help associate a particular stage of your life (positive or negative) to this particular song as it was shoved down your throat. You eventually “grow” to like it. Check the singer. And here comes the drama of bad contracts or some form of “above minimum wages” conflict with their labels.

Music is now a joke played by clowns who don’t understand its power and importance in our personal lives and our society. It is the barometer of each generation. Every generation criticised the next one for their loose morals and music genre. Why do I have to share my 90’s music with the youngin’ while they have to hide from public ears to sing “WAP lyrics” ? Why are you ashamed of your empowering music? Sing it with your chest and let me know how it feels to sing THAT loud. How much for a BJ? Are your menu and pricing ready to be advertised once done, because plenty of creeps needs their fix!

Indie vs Label

Being able to bring your music with you is priceless. Literally. But can you bring your money with you in your grave? No. So guess what is about to happen: buying the physical version of an album, in CD or Vinyl format, is going nowhere. This collection helps us to go through the full train of thought from our favourite artists. One song at a time in mp3 format is a great revolution in streaming but not every artist can be disrespected by cutting down their full WORK OF ART. That CD is coming home, baby!

And buying the same album a second time is where the question about bringing your money into your grave came from: music lovers will buy both the physical version of an album and pick and choose one or all mp3 version of the same albums. So Indie record companies should not allow the online world to trick them out of their position. Music lovers, even the young ones, will catch up with this trend.
Buying CDs all over again plus digital tax!

<< I’m a big fan of digital playlists, they are extremely powerful for their accessibility and versatility. Streaming has given music the power to be heard faster, further and on a much larger scale than music has ever been able to before. That being said, from the point of view of an artist I can see why a trend for physical copies of music would be encouraged – especially in the current climate with Covid-19. A lot of artists have lost one of their most fruitful streams of income – live performance, so they are seeking other ways to earn a reasonable income from music. It’s no secret that artists’ streams have to equate to huge numbers for them to be able to see much feasible monetary reward, whereas selling hard copies allow the artists to make a much heftier income from their music compared to streaming. Selling physical copies also helps the artist to build more of a relationship with their fan base – signed copies can be done, limited edition versions can be made, and it’s an all round more exciting experience as a consumer. >> Instagram: @Cocomykel

BY: Sylvaine FRANCIS 
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