Great article in the Ireland’s Independent from Johnny Marr on Outsiders in the Music Industry.
It always came from the outside, from outsiders created in the real world. These people, out of necessity, rejection, frustration and talent, and with vision, built their own ark and sailed it alongside and ahead of the music industry. In doing so they created their own market. They did their own research and development. They did it, and they still do it, in small clubs, playing in front of a few people, supporting other bands, going up and down the country in little vans, they do it in home-made studios, they do it on MySpace, on Facebook. They don’t do it on The X Factor.
Apparently from Marr’s lecture at the University of Salford, entitled Always from the Outside: Mavericks, Innovators and Building Your Own Ark