Take That's upcoming reunion tour only serves to remind us that a pop phenomenon like that could never happen in the age of the MP3 - such obsessive devotion to a fake creation takes too much time when there are more inventive, artistic alternatives easily on offer. Now that such bland big business is being challenged by grassroots innovation in all aspects of the arts, corporate record labels should dig a grave for the boy-band genre and bury it for good.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
The Internet vs boy bands
Natalie Hanman is pleased that the Internet is making success harder for bland boy bands: