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#LateJunction news reminds me of this essay from Mark Fisher: k-punk.abstractdynamics.org/archives/01148… on the BBC, choice, and paternalism. [Thread]
A quote: "The best gifts are those we wouldn't have choosen for ourselves - not because we would have overlooked or rejected them, but because we simply wouldn't have thought of them...
...Neoliberal "choice" traps you in yourself, allowing you to select amongst minimally different versions of what you have already chosen; paternalism wagers on a different "you", a you that does not yet exist."
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This is from a really interesting thread re. music finance... Go read it. But the fascinating thing for me here is the idea of ' taken drastic control' - even back in the 90s, I couldn't imagine that a) anyone else would want to release what I did, & b) it'd never make money
I was already a journalist by the time I started thinking about releasing solo music, and so I'd met and interviewed some of the world's top bassists and pretty much none were making money on releases except at the merch table...
...but they were having to buy stock from the label at VASTLY inflated prices to then sell for minimal gain. I realised that if I made 1000 CDs, gave away a couple of hundred for promo, sold the others for £10, I'd make enough to make the next one, and pay some bills. WIN!
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