The Music Survivors…

GR logoTimes are strange… times are difficult and even though we all need to be positive, there are some things that make us think otherwise, cuz they just make no sense… no sense for the common people of course.
 
We experience a “silent war” that ceases a bit, so as to catch our breath for a while and comes back stronger and more powerful than before. The so called “covid-19 second wave” has forced people to experience a second crueler lockdown. This does not only concern music, but all the people no matter what they do for a living and what they believe.
 
What’s gonna be in the music industry? How are musicians and all people behind the scenes (engineers, managers, tour guys, etc.) going to survive this “second wave”? How are they going to “work” from home? Of course the online shows is a temporary way to keep the fans hot… but they are not meant to stay longer. It’s not the same… and eventually it will stop “working” after a certain point.
 
The music business is going down the gutter as many other businesses. Who’s gonna survive in the end? I still see new bands making music, releasing videos and being positive (and that’s the right way to do it), but is streaming enough to cover the musicians’ needs after all? Can they all make a living out of streaming… cuz needless to say, the physical sales are becoming fewer day by day, while streaming is growing bigger each day.
 
Of course this is only the tip of the iceberg… unfortunately there so many economic problems that have arisen all these months, which cannot be solved easily and without sacrifices of any kind. Let’s see what the future will bring and let’s hope for a brighter one this time…
 
PS1: I said a while ago that I won’t be dealing with the “covi-19 issue” again, but I couldn’t get away from it, even if I tried … (the events are taking place so rapidly that I couldn’t avoid it…)
 
PS2: Grande Rock’s Model Spotlight of the Month is the hottie Leanne Farrelly! Check out her interview and photos here.
 
PS3: Unfortunately the legendary musician & songwriter Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep, Blackfoot) passed away on November 4th, 2020, at the age of 75. Ken was an amazing songwriter, apart from vocalist, keyboardist and guitarist. It’s really hard to express my feelings with words, since Ken has influenced me with his music all these years and every time I listen to Uriah Heep (and not only) I’m fully overwhelmed by his music. R.I.P Ken – thx so much for the music…