Geffen Records’ own David Geffen made it very clear recently that he would rather off himself than be in today’s music business. That is a pretty harsh statement.
Read what Geffen had to say in this article below and comment with your thoughts on his strong opinion.
On the Music Industry Now
Asked his thoughts about the opportunities and challenges of entering the music business as a producer or executive today, he deadpanned: “I’d kill myself.” And it’s no easier to break in as an artist now, he notes, attributing the difficulties to the absence of Top 40 radio and an outlet like MTV to air music videos on a loop. “You need repetition,” he said of what he describes as a crucial element of discovery. “You need to be able to hear things a lot.”