Musicians need net neutrality in order to have a fair shake in the internet economy
Certain themes in music evoke feelings whether you want them to or not.
Everyone has a story or a perspective, a song or a painting. But some people may not realize they do because space has never been made for them, or they’ve never been handed the tools. Lots of folks have aimless energy; a desire to make something happen that’s bigger than themselves, but nowhere to do it.
At Watt, we can look at the music industry in a way that highlights a lot of things that don't fit into the editorial mission at most publications, but will help both the industry and the outside see the music business in a new and imperative light.
I am consensually working these long-ass, impossible hours to be paid in less money, but more freedom.
I believe deeply that being a musician is an important and valid vocation. Watt is here to help make it easier to be one.
Time stood still. It was transcendental. I knew then that playing music was the greatest thing in the world.
But like all new tech the potential for discovery and access is mind-blowing, and beyond good and evil. The fact is the sample group of kids I have access to are as likely to know as much about obscure '60s garage punk stuff, or classic hip hop, or 'classic' punk rock, and that's extremely fucking cool.
That's always been the music that's excited me the most, when artists question the accepted - in culture, in song structure, in production methods - and tear everything down so they can build it back up again in their own way.
Either consciously or subconsciously music is, other than math, the universal language that we can communicate with.
It’s everywhere all the time and I don’t think people realize what kind of an impact it really has.
Can you manage a world without music or the arts? It’s kind of like imagining a world without adjectives.
[Music]s everywhere all the time and I don't think people realize what kind of an impact it really has.
Artists are just as important as scientists, doctors, mathematicians and the like.
Music is a guiding force, able to steer people toward communities and causes they're passionate about. ...I've been drawn to social causes and organizations that embody that punk passion and sincerity. In a way, music made me.
If that’s how you’re listening to music—you’re only ripping yourself off.
It almost feels like one of the elements. There's air, water, dirt, fire, and music.
Music speaks far beyond words. It is a capsule for the human condition.