Suicide Silence Says Music Business Is Failing Due To Greed: Suicide Silence News
Frontman Herman 'Eddie' Hermida tells Ramzine: "If people want to listen to the stuff you put out, YouTube does a really good job of keeping counts. And if you get enough people to watch your stuff, YouTube might want to give you some cash, but that's not why you make it to begin with. And if you are making music for that reason, then you're a f***ing idiot. Making an industry out of it is the most ass backwards thing that could ever happen to humanity."
And guitarist Mark Heylmun takes aim at musicians complaining about the lack of money through streams. He says: "What are you so mad about? Write a better record and maybe people will buy it. Listen to it on YouTube if you can't afford it and if you can afford it, go support it."
Hermida adds: "Let those idiots who are trying to f***ing squeeze every penny out of an art die. There are people who are willing to give their money to an artist who is kicking his own ass out there. The fact is there's too many people out there trying to stick their hands in our pockets, and that's where the industry is failing. And it's going to fail, because greed is never going to win." Stream the full interview - here.
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