|ive got something to say
lately ive been exclusively listening to local punk bands (nobody over 5k listeners on spotify) and uh rap.
Drill Music in Zion
im gonna go on rant about why tiktok has actually fucked the music industry IM GONNA DO IT.
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Take a shot every time you have a smug asshole with a punchable face pointing at a piece of text pop up on your tiktok feed. That’s literally the tiktok meta rn and I hate looking at it . I delete this app for a few months come back to check it out and help promote my friends new project and its literally the same dogshit . This cesspool is flooded with “music marketing experts” try to tell you to sink hundreds of dollars into Facebook ads or 3-5 TikTok’s a day and you’ll get famous!!! Oh yeah then why has no one ever heard of you before. Andrew Southworth claims to be this know it all guru with millions of streams and that if you just sink some dough into his consulting courses he'll make you a star. I get this dude all the time on my feed and i dont give a fuck im just trying to support local indie artists. how come your own strategies dont work with your own music andrew? how come no ones ever heard of you? is it cause you're FAT? or is it cause your music sucks and is stupid.
if death grips came up in the tiktok era they'd only be famous if they made 3 7 second long tiktok's a day with mc ride completely out of character pointing to a wall of text that says "this song is dedicated to anyone whose ever been sad or angry before, please stream our new album!" while the hook for ive seen footage repeats.
Melt My Eyez See Your Future
most tiktoks on my feed before i deleted the app were some variation of the following:
some asshole pointing to a piece of text saying "please stream my new song, it's dedicated to all people dealing with rectal bleeding" / "this song is about rectal bleeding" like no fucking shit i couldnt tell from the lyrics of the song that are just you singing "i hate rectal bleeding" to a shitty 4 bar acoustic guitar loop
artist with a deadpan expression staring into the camera as lyrics pop on the screen for the hook of the song
some completely contrived skit with horrible acting in order to promote the new song
literally just making up stories about how you're endorsed by a famous musician and then in the comments when people congratulate you you say " its fake im just manifesting it" bitch stfu you need to manifest an extra shift at mcdonalds to pay for your Andrew Southworth "how to be famous using facebook ads" courses.
It's Almost Dry
Most these artists are copies and pastes of each other with the same "scrappy underdog indie artist" mentality. Gone are the days where an artist had some kind of mystique or energy behind them. I really miss 2014-2018 when soundcloud, youtube, and bandcamp were how you found music, and you didn't have to whore yourself out or buy ads to get heard. I could post a low effort vaporwave song with absolutely dogshit mixing on soundcloud and get 25k listeners with 0 promo, only 100 ish followers, 0 ads, 0 social media posts, and no fucking facebook ads or spotify pre saves. The state of the underground industry is actually sad as fuck. And record labels pay tiktok to boost certain plants in the algorithm. I literally just talked to a record label executive and he confirmed this is true. I'm just going to support local punk rock bands and go to live shows. Fuck tik tok and fuck you if you like tik tok. this is a fact because i said so.