February 10, 2007


via Jonty Skruff mailout:

It is hard to know precisely what is signified by yesterday's announcement from the British Phonographic Industry that the Brit Awards is to axe its gong for Best Dance Act, and replace it with a new Best Live Act category. "The Brits committee decided that dance music is no longer where it's happening in music," offered a spokesman. "That scene is returning to its underground roots. The award was no longer right for a mass television audience."

Maybe dance music is returning to its underground roots. I've never been to a super club but I could imagine it would be hell.


Indigobusiness said...

Nothing is "right for a mass television audience."

dave bones said...

I've always wondered if mass Tv can be used in a positive way, hence the attempts at documentary I suppose. Ther have been moments, Live Aid for example..

Anonymous said...

Ostensibly a tool for objective enlightenment, in the hands of any special interest, tv becomes a powerful propaganda tool of influence.

Subtle messages are as influential as the overt, the modern collective psyche is beset by televison's transformative power.

Depends on how massive your definition of mass is, it's a rare mass audience telecast that is fully benign.

dave bones said...

Even special interests have the desire to be popular. The right idea, through the medium of television could catch on quickly..

Indigobusiness said...

That's the threat,
and the promise.

dave bones said...

Its interesting. In terms of dance music, the scene I was involved in took a concious decision to remain a cottage industry. People just stopped talking to TV or even giving out flyers

Indigobidness said...

That is interesting.

There's something in the air.