Recording technology has much such crazy improvement in the last 50 years. The weirdest part for me was thinking about how artists voices will always live on even after they are long gone. the idea of listening to a dead man’s voice is weird and slightly unnerving. At the same time its nice for love ones to always be able to hear their voices of the ones that passed away. After a while you almost forget what they sounded like, so sometimes its good to remind yourself. With recording you will never forget their laugh or voice and its a really nice feeling. Helps with the grieving process a lot. All of this is from personal experience but it could be different for everyone.
I think streaming music is the greatest invention ever. I listen to music constantly, every day. It is much more cheaper to pay to stream music instead of paying for each individual song i want to listen to. I want to support the artists but i also want to support my wallet. Artists get less money but i feel like streaming sites are more readily accessible to most people. which in return cuts down on the amount of pirated music, which really hurts artists. I think its the better and safer idea in the long run for all participates involved. 1.99 a song is just ridiculous when i can pay 9.99 for every song i could possibly want to listen to for the rest of time.
Copyright is the most difficult matter to deal with because it limits so much creativity. I understand that artist should get credit for their work but i don’t feel like the laws should be so strict. Copyright law protects the expression of facts and ideas, not the ideas and facts themselves. I agree with that but i just can’t help but feel like something needs to be changed. The wrong people are getting punished for copyright. It’s a difficult problem but ideas are just as important and the public space and creativity.
I looked up the origins of the “Emo” genre of music. Emo or Emotional is is a rock music genre characterized by an emphasis on emotional expression, sometimes through confessional lyrics. It emerged during the late 1980’s and became mainstream popular in about 1995. Since then its declined a bit since other genres like pop and hip hop are mush more popular. The term Emo wasn’t really used to describe music before 1980. Emo gets a bad reputation because of its depressing subject matter but i feel its important to embrace emotion because that’s the only way we can conquer it.