Here’s a shocker: mainstream radio sucks and only plays the same songs over and over.
If you long for the days of dedicated disc jockeys spinning new and interesting music they’ve discovered themselves, you’re not alone. In a video from the punk puppet mutants of The Media Show, Kill Rock Stars label president and former American Association of Independent Music board member Portia Sabin details exactly how pop music works—i.e., it’s funnelled directly down our throats thanks to apathetic radio programming directors and hefty amounts of cash from record labels. The three videos in the above playlist are a sad truth but a fascinating watch—and could be very useful if you happen to be a forward-thinking teacher.
On a somewhat related note, click here to learn how YouTube is destroying the music industry.
(Via Boing Boing)