If You Were Music Czar, What Rules Would You Announce?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Czar, shoot I'm the Emperor of Wyoming.

    The words tell it all.

    It's about what's in your head. Just play.
  2. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    What 'record companies'? There's zero money in recorded music anymore. Big companies like Warner and Sony do promote artists but they are always on the lookout for new creative artists such as you mention.
  3. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Gretschie

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    And synthetic drums.
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  4. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Gretschie

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
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  5. BFTmarshall

    BFTmarshall Gretschie

    Jan 12, 2020
    Remember when we used to go to the store. The top 10 Singles, Albums lined up. Looking at the covers.

    Waiting on the yearly release of your fav band. Then the tour

    Over saturation & knowing everything about the artist on daily basis has removed the mystique the larger than life..(good or bad) personalities that grew by word of mouth & radio play..vs the video that made us see music & not conjure up our personal story ... them headphones on at night

    lifting a needle on a record..tapes..we touched.. now we click..its 01010101 sterile as anything else n..conform it all down a funnel into 1 type pop sound..now without actual playing of instruments....

    guilty of it myself..record a full song a week. Now days people listen to 30 seconds of a song & bail

    also i liked the 70's..a rock song..folk..R&B, soul sorta all blended into together

    Those of us that got to experience the FM radio boom..we had it good
  6. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    The only rock accordion players I can think of are Judy Tenuta and Weird Al. I'd give them a pass. Bernie Leadon and Otis Taylor did some pretty good tunes on banjoes. Steve Earle pulled off rock with bagpipes.

    I'd ban big band rock like Les and Larry Elgart did years ago and marching band attempts at rock as well. I told our uni's marching band director that I wouldn't play Sousa on an electric guitar, and the band shouldn't try to do rock. He said that it was impossible to get an electric guitar in a marching band. A Pignose and a Tele are eminently portable.
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  7. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Just a wish. Play what you love, not what others might.
  8. lathoto

    lathoto Synchromatic

    Apr 23, 2020
    1. Mandatory prison time for payola.
    2. Bust up Cashville.
    3. Induct Petula Clark into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    4. Bring back vinyl.
    5. Free three prong cords.
  9. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    Kill streaming by requiring random replacement of bars of whatever someone's trying to stream w/ bits from Rick Astley, GG Allin, Barney, & the soundtrack to Frozen every 15-45 seconds.
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  10. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    no "nah nah nah" or "whoa whoa whoa" allowed just because you aren't good at lyrics!
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  11. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    No rap or hip-hop at the RRHOF. Get your own HOF.
    No politics or proselytizing allowed.
    Mandatory prison times for ticket scalping (Looking at you, Ticket Master).
    No predatory managers, i.e., Col. Tom Parker.
    Write in votes at the RRHOF.
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  12. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    You forgot Garth Hudson.
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  13. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    And Robbie Robertson, and Anne Murray, Paul Shafer, and many others as well.
  14. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
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  15. 19MGB76

    19MGB76 Gretschie

    Jul 31, 2018
    Djs must pay $20 per song played to the recording artist and be licensed to "perform" in public and private.
  16. Shadowy_Man

    Shadowy_Man Gretschie

    May 18, 2020
    Artists must receive at least 50% of the profits for any recording they create.
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  17. afire

    afire Country Gent

    I was going to say my one and only rule would be to ban complaining about rap or hip hop. I get it. I don't particularly like it either (and it was the music of my teens and 20s). I also don't like Irish folk music, but I don't whinge about it every chance I get.
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  18. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    If I must establish a rule it would be the artist always receives more money for every sold record than everyone else involved, be it record company, manager whatever.
  19. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Yep, and anyone who gets it knows it is not always just about the music.
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  20. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Hear, hear!
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