The digital revolution in the music industry reached another milestone last night as the indie band Arcade Fire unexpectedly won album of the year for The Suburbs. Not only is Arcade Fire not even signed to a major label, their quirky album has only “sold” 400,000 copies.
As an indie group, Arcade Fire has tried to do it “their way” without selling out to the corporate music system. The CMS has been having serious troubles of its own ever since the advent of the mp3.
Digital technology has made it possible for kids to produce and market their music without the help of a musical Big Brother. So, Arcade Fire’s victory is one more nail in the coffin of corporate music.
Arcade Fire’s acceptance “speech” at last night’s Grammys.
Hopefully, we are one more big step on our way to a more grass roots music world where making music is more important than making money.
Here’s the title song from their Grammy-Award winning album: The Suburbs…