There’s no excuse for this, really.
Rah rah rah…
Spotted at X’s.
Ye Olde Musique Industry, a terrible gang of thugs and nazis who got fat off the blood of slaves and are now sweating like paedos on To Catch A Predator at the prospect of a future of marginally less obscene profits have launched a sneaky campaign called “Music Matters” purporting to be about “the significance and value of music”, using the corpse of Dear Dead John Martyn, amongst other things. (Said corpse is no doubt spinning fast enough to power one of those old vinyl pressing plants)
The website is folksy and artsy and craftsy and the twee, cloying video ads, alongside dead people, include Sigur Ross and Nick Cave. People love Sigur Ross and Nick Cave. It’s hard to tell if they’ve actually agreed for their work to be used in the campaign, as only their music features, soundtracking smug, cutesy 2007 fabric conditioner-advert-styled animations. In fact, I would wager they haven’t a clue, but regardless, the whole thing stinks to high heaven. A blind pig could see this desperate ploy for what it is – shitty propaganda and a pathetic attempt to garner public sympathy for David Geffen and Peter Mandelson’s entirely foul and treasonous Digital Economy Bill.
WE ARE ON TO YOU, sneaky record industry types! Get the fuck out of here with that bullcrap!