Monday, July 01, 2019

Know Your Enemy

"I encourage people to lead their own healthy lives and find ways to engage in things that inspire one another rather than bring them down. If you love music and the arts, I think your organisations should start to do the same thing, or at least pretend you love music rather than looking to please your advertisers with clicks."

Jack White slams "Pitchfork, Stereogum, Noisey and the rest of the trash 'music' cough 'journalism' sites" for publishing clickbait stories, after a jokey interview comment about heroin addiction was taken out of context. All a bit unfair, really - the three named sites are by and large great places to go if you're looking for fresh tips and new sounds. If White loves "music and the arts" so much and wants people to be talking about his songs, perhaps he should stop trading on former glories and actually make another decent album...

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