Lefsetz or Rightsetz?

by on April 13, 2014

Posted in: Music, News, Uncategorized

Bob Lefsetz is an American music industry analyst and critic, and author of the email newsletter and blog, the Lefsetz letter, not to mention a Midd graduate! In his newsletter he critiques music, the changing tides of the industry and adds in his personal feelings on all sorts of topics, from politics to pets. This blog series will be my responses to his emotionally charged rants on the music industry. I will try to simplify what he says and give my own two cents on the topics being discussed. Enjoy!

My thoughts on “Music/Tech” by Bob Lefsetz

Full Article: http://lefsetz.com/wordpress/index.php/archives/2014/04/08/musictech/

I don’t quite understand what Lefsetz is trying to say here. He goes on about managers and labels investing in the tech industry and how that is hurting music but I don’t see how. Musicians will stay make the music they are making, all that investment will do is hopefully bring more money to the artists from the labels. Lefsetz is equating the art of making music with the creation of a company; two things that in no way are similar, but maybe should be! The one absolute truth Lefsetz gives us is: “Artists are soul-searchers, ponderers, they ask the questions the rest of us didn’t know we had. Artists take risk, they’re willing to fail, end up with nothing.”

Think on that while you don’t do your homework and watch Game of Thrones tonight.