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Why do bios for industrial bands always note in great detail the record labels the band has been on?
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synabetic From: synabetic Date: March 3rd, 2008 04:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I think it's because with industrial music and industrial bands, the label represents a collection of artists-- and many times a particular sounds. For instance, I can tell some people I know "Well, they have a sound akin to the early days of Zoth Ommog" and that person will know what I'm talking about.

It's become a habit now, and many people who are into these bands usually pick from a particular label (especially djs). These days, with the marketplace changing into whatever it's changing into, it's not as needed. People tend to cherry pick their bands more. But in the "old days" fans would go to the respective labels and choose, eg "I really like Xorcist, I wonder what other 21st Circuitry bands I'll dig", etc.

So, that's why they mention the labels, most probably. It's either that or radioactive voles are to blame. I'm not sure which.
gkr From: gkr Date: March 3rd, 2008 04:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Crack smoker.
synabetic From: synabetic Date: March 3rd, 2008 04:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Hey, it's cheap.
evillinn From: evillinn Date: March 3rd, 2008 07:03 am (UTC) (Link)
It implies a certain vein or sub-genre.

It indicates recognition/hard work/dues paid, availability of the music (as in whether they will have good distribution), it can imply whether someone can expect them to last beyond 2 albums.

Its a status symbol, like any other.
gkr From: gkr Date: March 3rd, 2008 07:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah, but it reads very much like "number one band in Omak, Washington!" particularly when said bio is reproduced on a general purpose music source.
evillinn From: evillinn Date: March 3rd, 2008 07:21 am (UTC) (Link)
yeah, it does. But running a band is an unreal amount of busy, admin type work. Chances are good that they've got one bio that they use for everything, simply because they can't spend all their time writing up variations or coming up with more creative approaches.

Writing a bio *sucks*. a lot.

not that I've ever spent much time thinking about this.
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