Monday, August 05, 2013

More from the graveside of classical music journalism

I am making a stand because there should be a firewall between musical criticism/appreciation and the source of the music biz’s mindless PR…the record companies. Until Sinfini comes clean and drops the over-familiar nonsense about being put together by music fans and becomes more transparent about its ownership status and funding base, it should be treated as a merchant selling goods on the sly, burning money that a record company has put aside as PR spend. In my eyes it is a blatant experiment in perverting and subverting the well established blogging community in order to sell more merchandise and to perpetuate PR as matter of fact.
Now wait a minute - I did not write that.

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3 comments:

Pliable said...

Do not forget there is more than one journalist involved in this experiment in perverting and subverting the well established blogging community:

http://sinfinimusic.com/uk/search?q=norman+lebrecht

http://sinfinimusic.com/uk/search?q=jessica+duchen

http://sinfinimusic.com/uk/search?q=opera+chic

Philip Amos said...

What a masterly paragraph! Now I'm convinced: We should have a St. George's Day!

Philip Amos said...

I just thought: our St. George needs a suitable foe to slay. How about the Sinfini Orchestra conducted by Carmen Dragon? (Apologies to the late Carmen and for the awful pun.)