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"What happened to the Onion? Two words: the Internet."
"So much easier to aim for the smallest possible audience, not the largest, to build long-term value among a trusted, delighted tribe, to create work that matters and stands the test of time."
"There are some live performances I would have no problem with people hearing time and time again. Others, I’d prefer they vanish into memory, as music was traditionally meant to do. This doesn’t necessarily mean that I consider them to be less successful performances. But some performances stand up better to repeated listening than others.
We live in a world where the lines between live and edited music are blurry, to say the least. “Live” CD’s can contain dozens of edits, if not more, and “live” TV broadcasts are often the result of several performances carefully cobbled together. This isn’t because artists are trying to fool their audience into thinking they play better than they do! It’s because music is experienced differently upon repeated listening. And it is a sad reality that if a classical musician plays an out of tune note or fudges a passage in a performance that ends up on YouTube, there’s a strong chance that some sad, anonymous person sitting behind a computer screen will feel the need to point this out with a snarky comment or a “thumbs down.” It’s part of the reason that broadcast fees are paid — if musicians are going to subject themselves to repeated scrutiny of a performance made under uncontrolled circumstances, then a premium must be paid. The question must be raised: how much beauty is lost when performers feel forced by the presence of a microphone, authorized or not, to value precision and consistency over technical risk and momentary inspiration?"