Music is not a drop-down menu.

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I saw a compelling Instagram post from another artist about “genres” and how they didn’t like being pigeonholed into prefabricated definitions of the differences between alternative, indie pop, indie rock, post punk, post rock, yada yada yada.

Totally.

All the marketers and YouTubers want you (as an artist, but more importantly as a consumer) to fit into an easy to identify and sell niche. Yeah, I know, that’s the world we live in. Monetization of “likes”.

But FUCK OFF. I have no idea what genre I’m creating. Surely that is for the audience to decide?

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