“The Internet — the thing that’s going to make my job obsolete!”
That’s a half-joking remark made by Decibel Magazine editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian in the upcoming web documentary On the Record.
Metal Injection (who produced the five-part series) say On the Record is a look at the past decade in metal, particularly the effects of the Internet on the metal ecosystem. It’s great to see an online heavyweight like Metal Injection finally ask the upper echelon point-blank about whether the Internet is really as detrimental to music today as so many old-timers claim.
Now, if your idea of “music” involves the ways of the Old Guard (a few magazines determining what bands get seen, labels dictating what sounds get heard, etc.) then of course the Internet is killing it. Hallelujah!