Consequences of Consequence
Updated: Apr 9, 2021
One of my favorite websites for Music News is Consequence of Sound. This past week they re-branded as Consequence. (See Below)
And I don't like it. You know why? It's another media outlet that became famous because of music, then tried to de-emphasize music.
You see the story above at Deadline? MTV quit playing music, went all in on reality shows, and then this week they admitted that its...
"mental health portrayals are sometimes damaging."
Rolling Stone Magazine almost has a disdain for reporting on Rock Music anymore....
And, due to Covid, even outlets as popular as Q Magazine were forced to shutter their doors.
Once iconic names like NME and Spin kept their focus on music and paid the price. Both are now online only footprints.
Local music magazine Alternative Press continues to do a great job of eeking out an existence, but are you familiar with AP?
On multiple reference points, COS was second only to Pitchfork for online Music News. (EDM doesn't count.) But I don't trust Pitchfork. You know why?
Pitchfork is actively trying to sell you that Phoebe Bridgers and Fiona Apple are the future of Rock. Bridgers is marginally harder edged than Joan Baez and, despite the popularity of Fetch the Bolt Cutters, Apple could become a bigger star, or she could disappear for another 10 years, like a modern day Enya.
....you know what? I had a point and I've seemed to have lost it.