Frank Zappa explains the decline of the music business





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Published on Sep 4, 2007

disabled comments so Zappa can actually speak for himself - shut up, all of you

I would just like to say that it is appalling that Infowars (Paul Joseph Watson, specifically) used a clip from this video in some of their recent propaganda. Of course, I obviously do not approve of this usage, and I am guessing neither would Zappa. This video does not exist to advance your agenda. This video does not exist to spread hate and racism. It exists to document Zappa's displeasure with the direction of the industry, and nothing more. I almost regret uploading it because it has been hijacked by people who use it to spew the fallacy of 'all music is terrible now' (something that has been said in every generation, and it is never true). Granted, I had this mindset at one point. I was also in high school. Sometimes you have to grow up and realize that things change. Culture changes. Music changes. The industry is still broken, not because of the art but because it is still run by the same people who were in power three decades ago. These are the same young executives Zappa describes. They are the white baby boomer Grammy voters who are quick to write off anything unfamiliar. They are the people who keep your favorite songs off of YouTube, and guilt you for using perfectly legal streaming services. They fear progress. Don't be like them. Have an open mind and embrace the future.

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