Bandmo interviews Will Oliver from http://www.weallwantsomeone.org/
Introduce yourself to our readers. Who are you and what is your background?
My name is Will. I live in Rockland County, New York. Its in the suburbs about 30 minutes out of New York City. I just graduated from Binghamton University, and have a pretty unhealthy obsession about music. I started running my blog after graduating high school, and am actually the only writer (for now).
What relation do you have with music (past-time, passion, a business)?
I guess a combo of all three. Music has always been something Ive had a passion about. I just put my passion more to use one day when I was hanging out with a friend and decided that I wanted to find a way to share the music I was enjoying. I started a blog, and the rest is history. Its been nearly 4 years (the end of this month will be), and I havent looked back. Now I have a (small) hand in music, which is insane. But Ill always be a fan of music first. Its just the way it should be.
What do you think of the current state of music?
We live in a time where we can decide for ourselves what we like. If we choose to ignore all the generic mainstream stuff, we can. There is power to make smaller artists into big breakthrough acts. Sure, the popular charts arent great, and we seem to lack a generation identity, but you got to take the good with the bad. Everyone has a chance to succeed. This is something that wasnt possible even a few years ago. So theres plenty of potential out there.
Where do you think it’s heading?
Everyone is finally learning how to get along. With album streams, leaks being controlled, resources like Spotify, and labels offering digital services, its all coming together. Basically, the music world is learning how to adapt to the internet and the fast-paced needs of the consumers. I think we will see further progress with bands/labels working with the masses.
What are your favorite websites to discover new talent, any tips for our readers?
Good music message boards are great, as well as twitter. Find a good group of people who you trust, and build a network. Soon youll have a web of people that share youre taste, plus the ability to help you find new stuff that you wouldnt have necessarily found on your own.
What role will the internet play in the music industry future?
As I said before, the internet is changing the way music is sold and shared. It makes music more accessible. Youre going to see a lot of smaller bands and labels making big moves, and hopefully I will eventually be one of those people. Keep an eye out.
Bandmo would like to thank Will Oliver for taking the time to participate in this interview. Head to http://www.weallwantsomeone.org/ today.