5 Musicians Who’ve Slammed Today’s Music Industry

Believing something authentic and genuine was been lost in the process of making and producing music today, these 5 musicians have all slammed the current music industry. Be it due to the way music is now manufactured or just not liking how the artists themselves behave, these 5 musicians wish something would change.

Brandon Flowers


Brandon says music is just not coming from an authentic place: “When I listen to a rock radio station in Las Vegas, I don’t hear rock ’n’ roll. I don’t even hear fragments of it, and it’s frustrating. I’m not in the most rock ’n’ roll band on the planet, but you can trace what we do to those roots, and I can’t hear it on the radio anymore. And I don’t hear anything that’s good.”

Jack White

Jack doesn’t like computer made music and thinks it is ruining the process: “I don’t see that beauty in the way that pop music is all recorded on computers and Auto-Tune and presented in that really plastic way. And I guess I just do my best in whatever I do to try to defeat those ideas and present it in something I think is at least an attempt at getting at truth and getting at beauty.”


Morrissey thinks music is now too commercial and manufactured: “There are no bands or singers who become successful without overwhelming marketing. There are no surprise stories. Everything is stringently controlled, obvious and predictable and has exactly the same content. So we are now in the era of marketed pop stars, which means that the labels fully control the charts, and consequently the public has lost interest.”

Sam Smith

Sam says he’s personally met some of the industry’s biggest current stars and is shocked by their behaviour: “Even when you meet them—I won’t name names—but some of these pop stars are just awful.”

Sheryl Crow

 Sheryl believes female pop singers are all about image and lack substance: “It’s hard to be a woman in music today. There’s so much sex that’s projected, and that’s a bummer. These singers talk about how empowering it is, but a good musician who can command the stage doesn’t have to rely on sex to sell her music.”