This topic kinda came up in a previous thread but i thought it was worth revisiting after dj mag published this article.
Don’t think it’s the best piece and is a bit simplistic with some issues, such as the dj fee aspect - from a producer angle it would be slightly crazy if dj fee’s stayed the same post decline of record sales/no money in making records. Plus i find it pretty mad that secret sundaze guys are key contributors to article when they’re from private school background/cambridge/aka rich background. Could dj mag not have found some other promoters who didn’t have this background/upbringing. For reasons why read this Matt Dryhurst article, as it breaks down different types of financial security people can have (rather than having just rich and poor or working class and middle class as ways in which to understand issue).
It’s the elephant in the room but as the articles discuss, how do you incentivize people being transparent? Additionally how can these debates be guided by people who AREN’T the subject of criticism/critique such as the sundaze guys in the dj mag one. Personally i kind of fall in between the two worlds as had two single parents, where one was middle class and other more working class aspects. So something i care about & have personal experience of but deffo don’t feel i could/should be the voice for this issue. anyway just wanted peoples thoughts on this as it’s deffo been on my mind and something that needs to be discussed if this scene does really want to make music accessible to all.