It's important to note that the title, at least, of this thread refers to the music and photography industries.
I don't think that the quality of music and musicians has any more than a tangential relationship to the quality of the music industry.
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
1. It used to be that musicians could play instruments and some could even read music
2. Today’s musicians (and their music) lack talent, creativity, originality, and quality
3. There are many times more people making “music” these days with all of the computer software that’s out there
4. If you strip away music videos, dancers and the sampling of other musician’s music most musicians are exposed as talentless
5. The fans of this mediocre art form are oblivious to the lack of quality in the music
6. It’s becoming harder to earn money because of all of the techno advances that allow a mediocre artist to make music without having real skills
7. The marketing of the music is making it harder for the artist to earn money
I’m still listening to and preferring music from the 80’s and still using cameras from the 80’s and 90’s.
Would you care to list the analogies to photography to these bullets?