Saturday, October 25, 2008

Muscles To Delete Myspace

From Muscles' blog and newsletter:

'Why I'm Deleting Myspace?

70% of my music collection is from independent bands and artists who slug it out and work hard for themselves with very little monetary return because they LOVE music so much.

As a self-taught recording artist Muscles I write, record and produce all Muscles Music by myself.

I am self managed. I do not have a manager.

I created and operate all Muscles Music related websites,

musclesmusic.net

muscleswebshop.com

and my new blog,

musclesmusicblog.com

(blog that includes behind the scenes/equipment i'm using/fashion/lifestyle/industry advice and COOL things to check out)

As well as running my own myspace/last.fm and everything else out there like my official forum too.

I do not have a Publisher, which means you will NEVER hear my songs on a TV ADVERTISEMENT anytime soon.

Recently Myspace has updated their new Music Player, and it looks so amazing and smooth but,

They've just done a deal with the 4 BIGGEST RECORD LABELS in the world, to SHARE PROFITS of ADVERTISING REVENUE that myspace brings in everytime you CLICK on my page and your own.

This is a positive step forward for the industry BUT 90% of artists/bands in the world are signed to dodgy recording contracts, which means that the :

ARTISTS/BANDS/TALENT will NOT be getting paid if you PURCHASE music through the new MYSPACE STORE (that goes to amazon mp3)

They are launching the new music player soon, UNTIL they MAKE CLEAR their FAIR DEAL for independent musicians, (MUSICIANS WHO KNEW HOW TO PROMOTE THEMSELVES ON THE INTERNET 10 YEARS AGO), I cannot be apart of this money-driven trash community it has now become (as fun as it may be).

It used to be about the music, but now all I see is pictures of LINDSAY LOHAN everytime I login and it MAKES ME SICK IN MY STOMACH! She is an actor, a puppet, and personally I couldn't give a fuck about her personal life.

The constant popping up of "LILY ALLEN or KATY PERRY or MILEY CYRUS or AMY WHINEHOUSE" 'attention seeking' blogs are INFURIATING!

[although you know what WAS cool, did anyone see the DEATH RACE animation movie ad thing, they did it when you logged in a couple months ago? THAT WAS COOL!]


Listen to that LCD Soundsystem song that goes, "Read all the pamphlets and watch the tapes!",

KNOW WHERE THE FOOD YOU CONSUME COMES FROM!

Be INTERESTED in why websites like MYSPACE exist for FREE.

Myspace began as an incredible social networking tool, and fantastic resource for UNDERGROUND MUSIC, but now if INDEPENDENT MUSICIANS are shoved out of the new MYSPACE MUSIC DEAL,

Muscles as a musician will be leaving myspace forever.

IF YOU SAY STUPID THINGS LIKE,

"oh i can't like your music anymore man, cause you don't have a myspace",

THEN DON'T LISTEN TO MY MUSIC.

go back and listen to my debut album again,
GUNS BABES LEMONADE and then you might understand what Muscles is really all about.

see you all soon, or not, i don't really care about myspace anymore.

ALL I CARE ABOUT IS WRITING QUALITY MUSIC FOR YOU

I'VE NEARLY FINISHED a NEW ALBUM and putting together an INCREDIBLE NEW LIVE SHOW!

this might be the smartest or stupidest thing i've ever done, but i'm willing to take this risk.

MUSCLES

musclesmusic.net

ps. check out this website, it talks about the future of the music industry

pps. GET OFF THE COMPUTER AND GO OUT TO SEE YOUR FAVOURITE BANDS LIVE NOW!'


Hopefully Muscles will be the first in a long line of artists to show some initiative and take a stand against the direction in which the music industry is heading. For many artists it has always just been about the music, and the fans; no excessive advertising, no lucrative contracts, and no Myspace.

Muscles is leading the charge to bring the soul back to the music industry, and to move away from the all to common capitalist nature of bisiness in this day and age, where everything is driven simply by the profit motive.

Deleting his Myspace page is the first step in going back to basics as a musician, and as a manager, and connecting with only the REAL Muscles fans, the ones who will support him regardless of popularity or status.

And in that, I wish him the best of luck.

Muscles

2 comments:

dikiz said...

Well no matter what promotion he makes, he will remain the worst one of the Aussie wave

James said...

Yes he definitely doesn't have as strong a presence as say Cut Copy, The Presets, Van She etc, and his music does lack a bit of depth, but I like him nonetheless.