internet effect on music

Does she agree that there’s a false sense of anyone-can-do-it democracy today, what with YouTube and MySpace, and that only uniquely gifted individuals like Elvis Presley or Billy Mackenzie or Björk herself should ever be allowed near a recording studio ?

Not at all ! You’re trying to push my buttons. Are you setting me up ? Anyway, people who really have to make music, like Billy or Elvis, they’re going to make music no matter whether they get money for it or not," she continues.

But also, we’re seeing the revenge of the public against the elitist media, and it will find a balance. Eventually there will be room for everyone : people who like reality TV or whatever, and nerds like me doing what we like.

The Scotman, August 25 2007