Hella Jam 23

Mark Urso, Enya X4 Pro
Brandon Raimondo, Hagstrom Viking Custom Deluxe

This is entirely improvised.

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Mark Urso
mark@markurso.com
@MusicVidNet

Quora: The Quality of Popular Music

just words

Original question: How do the record executives decide what music is in demand? Do they give the public what they are wanting, or just play certain music and then say that it is what people want?

My Answer:

That’s a good question!

I think it would be pure speculation, whether they tried to guess what the public is wanting, or not. Your assertion they play music “then say that it is what people want” makes me chuckle.

I spent 25-years in radio. During my career, radio would make or break a song. It’s still important, and what I’ll tell you here is still valid.

The bottom line is, these three truths: There are great bands out there you’ll never hear about; there are mediocre-in-every-way artists who are pushed by labels and agencies who you’d THINK were the best Continue reading “Quora: The Quality of Popular Music”