I think that this Facebook conversation sums it up quite nicely. To be clear, I think the guy responding directly to the video is moronic and completely misunderstands and, I would say, even abuses the use of music. And I am in complete agreement with the guy who rebukes the first poster.
Purely opinion, though.
I play music because I enjoy it. I enjoy covering songs that I love, and making new music that expresses how I feel. To me, that is the true purpose of music--to convey emotion in a medium that everyone can understand.
I believe that in this era in music, most "artists" just seek fame and fortune, ignoring the fact that music should be regarded as an art.
Thanks for reading and putting up with this ramble. Could have been longer, but I just don't have it in me
Shredoftheday wrote on Dec 19th, 2012 at 3:47am : a musician is someone who preforms/composes music just because musicians make money or that musicians make music FOR making money it does not mean their 'music' isn't music.
No, but if the entire goal is to make money, then it's not playing music for "the sake of music". It's playing music for entertainment. Entertainment sells, yes. But good music lasts.