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Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 01:16 am
(Don't want to live in a) hub and spoke world

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jimineuropa
jimineuropa
Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)

I always wonder about those countries which place protectionist restrictions on their media output - for example the French stipulating that a certain (large) percentage of music broadcast on French radio must be of 'French origin', whatever that might mean. Does this actually have any beneficial effect on the local music industry? Would very much like to hear from anyone who has first-hand experience.

Here in Poland, the rise of the nasty right-wing nationalist government was attended by a change in radio policy (not government-inspired, though, as far as I can tell) whereby radio stations started to play much more Polish rock, pop, rap etc. But young people I talk to here, whose interest in Polish music was limited at best, now find themselves completely unstimulated by anything they hear on the radio, and musically exist entirely in the world of the net, where they can download or stream whatever they want.

(It doesn't help that Polish music is mostly a folder of pale and uninspiriting photocopies of Western styles and performers. The Czech scene, at least in the first few years of the 1990s, was very different, more original and challenging. Oops, I feel another blog entry coming on... ;) )


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payoption07
payoption07
payoption07
Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
Gangsters Rap a US import!

Every member of this sub culture thinks they are related to someone in Compton Califronia. You can find them around the world.
That's a pretty big influence on people.
I wish folktronica would be so popular.


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jimineuropa
jimineuropa
Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
Re: Gangsters Rap a US import!

Same here... it's funny seeing broad-bodied, pasty-faced Polish boys dressing like homies from da hood, and sprinkling 'yo's and 'ho's in their Polish speech. :)


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payoption07
payoption07
payoption07
Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 05:00 am (UTC)
Re: Gangsters Rap a US import!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKtK0tyA5-k&mode=related&search=

American comics to MacandBumble style
photoshoots. http://sabra.jp/strictly/

Cultural protectionism is a nessecity.


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