Re: High Resolution Music
I'd like to see/hear Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and other blues greats on hi res audio and video. There are some black and white live video on YouTube that lead me to believe there might be something worth pursuing.
And, I saw a special on Public TV fund raiser with SRV that would be great on hi res!!
Does any one know if the BBC sessions of the Yardbirds, Cream and Beatles are on video too?
Those would be be great sellers and maybe generate some interest beyond the enthusiast in hi res audio and video.
If there is to be a hi res market the average consumer has to precieve that there is some benefit.
BUT maybe we are seeing (no pun intended) a fundatmental shift in the music industry. People shifting away from just sitting and listening to music to home entertainment of watching movies. My children listen to music mostly as sonic wall paper. They like music even my old records but they didn't sit and listen to music like we did with our friends. I think that is what started the steady decline in music business. It is like the song by Kurt Cobain says "entertain us." Because we don't know how to entertain ourselves.
I don't think that we will see the music industry like it was in the 60's and 70's ever again. There was a birth of music based on the blues that was adopted by the Beatles, Stones, Yardbirds that was turned into our music. Repackaged and rekindled interest in a new type of music. There hasn't been that melting pot of musicians/group to generate this kind of interest in music. Kids don't identify with bands like we did or sit an listen to music like we did, so there is no following and no listening just for music's sake.
Those were the days,
Yes they were,
Now they're gone...