Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Brian Eno talks money, music & blubber

“I think records were just a little bubble through time
and those who made a living from them for a while
were lucky.

There is no reason why anyone should have made so much
money from selling records except that everything was right
for this period of time. I always knew it would run out sooner
or later. It couldn’t last, and now it’s running out. 

I don’t particularly care that it is, and I like the way things
are going. The record age was just a blip.

It was a bit like if you had a source of whale blubber in the 1840s
and it could be used as fuel. Before gas came along, if you traded
in whale blubber, you were the richest man on Earth. Then gas
came along and you’d be stuck with your whale blubber.

Sorry mate – history’s moving along.

Recorded music equals whale blubber.
Eventually, something else will replace it.’’

Brian Eno

an oblique strategy


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