The Cult of Originality

One of the truly precious concepts in the contemporary music industry and discussions about the 'intellectual property' of the Artists
who create content for said industry
is the notion of originality.

Leaving aside (for the moment) the way both
the Industry and its subcontractors seem to regard the entire history of music - ie- the development
of scales, chords, melody, song structures, etc - as just one more natural resource to be exploited for their personal benefit, the idea that stringing 4 or 5 common chords together with a few cliche platitudes constitutes an original creation
of inestimable value is a joke.

People's exhibit A:
- tbc -


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