The Lefsetz Letter: J.Lo Cancels

And never a single particular person believes it’s for private causes.

You’ll be able to’t lie within the web age…BECAUSE THE INFORMATION IS OUT THERE FOR EVERYBODY TO SEE! Simply log on and see the screenshots of seas of blue dots on the Ticketmaster pages. Oh, you don’t know since you don’t care? NEITHER DOES ANYBODY ELSE!

J.Lo can’t sing. Music was a model extension, from an period when you might convert success in a single vertical into one other. Good luck having success in any vertical immediately. Which is why the key labels can’t even break an act, particularly when expertise grows on-line through the non-public efforts of influencers. The starmaking equipment… Man, that’s damaged.

So J.Lo and her handlers are delusional. They assume she has followers. Who’re desirous of overpaying to see her. This can be a nice demonstration of the federal government’s misunderstanding, make that LACK OF UNDERSTANDING, of the live performance market. It’s provide and demand, child, and if individuals don’t wish to go, they don’t. Nobody has a gun to their head forcing them to purchase a J.Lo ticket. However when extra individuals than tickets wish to see a scorching act one way or the other it’s the system’s fault. That is how the federal government loses credibility. Don’t overreach within the info age.

Then once more, 20% of the inhabitants believes Biden is answerable for the evisceration of abortion rights. Are they only plain silly, or are they uncovered to “information” that’s so biased and incorrect that they don’t know the reality, or is there a lot misinformation on the market that they’re simply confused. Go on X/Twitter, it’s grow to be a cesspool of misinformation. Scroll for some time and also you begin to query your personal beliefs, that’s the energy of misinformation.

And why ought to J.Lo inform the reality when Trump doesn’t. Possibly if you happen to lived in the appropriate wing bubble you thought his press convention the opposite day evidenced reality, however the “New York Instances” went level by level, popping the bubble, and different information retailers, TV channels, lower away as a result of not solely did they imagine it was propaganda, it was billed as a press convention and no questions have been allowed.

And if the President lies, why shouldn’t some measly entertainer? I imply politics is extra essential than leisure, proper?

No. The individuals really feel powerless in politics. Not solely two expired males operating for the best workplace, however a bought out, do nothing Congress. And due to this fact they’ve taken their pictures at J.Lo.

Anyone might have seen this coming. Aside from J.Lo and her handlers nonetheless dwelling within the final century.

J.Lo was constructed by artifice and we now dwell in an period of authenticity. Sure, if you wish to succeed and keep you’ve obtained to be promoting authenticity, credibility. You’ve obtained Noah Kahan testifying as to his psychological well being, Zach Bryan singing straight from the guts, and doofuses from the previous, from the monoculture, from the MTV period, imagine that nothing has modified, when nothing might be farther from the reality.

Individuals don’t even respect film stars anymore. They’re empty vessels, they’re ACTORS! There’s no reality there. Musicians are the final word spewers of reality, when carried out proper, music comes straight from the guts. However nobody believes the written by committee tunes of J.Lo come straight from anyplace aside from the money register.

As for Taylor Swift…like her, hate her, ignore her, however nobody is questioning that her songs are testimony about her life. Even BTS broke primarily based on revealing honesty.

This was my level about Kate Hudson’s music profession. That canine doesn’t hunt anymore. Her music is nice in an period the place it must be nice to interrupt by means of the noise. And he or she seems like an intruder in music. A touch for money. She wanted to reposition herself alongside the strains of Taylor Momsen, come from the underside up in music, construct a profession fan by fan and keep at it. Music can’t appear to be a lark, it’s obtained to be a COMMITMENT!

After which there’s the Black Keys. Their frontman will not be heat, you possibly can’t establish with him, he’s not brooding in a Thom Yorke means, however in a get off my garden means. Very proficient, however he wants hits to fill arenas. Succeed as soon as and you’ll tour ceaselessly. However it is likely to be in golf equipment, or individuals’s homes. Your success will maintain in case your profession is constructed with out hits, like with the Tedeschi Vehicles Band, as a result of there are not any informal followers. The looky-loos fill out the massive halls for therefore many performers. After which they transfer on to the following act when it’s scorching. What number of arduous core music followers does J.Lo even have? She was promoting trend, in movies, stardom, in an period when competitors was nowhere close to as fierce as immediately, when relationships and money went a complete hell of loads additional than they do immediately.

So what we do know is the post-pandemic live performance increase is over. In case you construct it, they might not come. This doesn’t imply that concert events will not be a novel expertise in an period the place experiences are every thing, simply that the buyer is extra discerning, and thinks twice earlier than throwing down inordinate quantities of money, particularly to see somebody who can’t actually sing anyway.

And so they’ve canceled 40 festivals within the U.Okay.

Nobody must go to a present, NO ONE! Particularly in an period the place music may be listened to free of charge and streaming tv reveals oftentimes have extra gravitas than what’s on stage. You must be scorching, you must have that je ne sais quoi that makes individuals wish to come. They’ve obtained to imagine the expertise will change their life, it simply received’t be an excuse for the performer to purchase one other home.

Even worse than the cancellation of J.Lo’s tour is the mainstream information articles speaking concerning the fan backlash. No one cares. We don’t want a deep dive evaluation of a has-been. She was cruisin’ for a bruisin’, asking for fixed consideration and respect when there was no purpose to present it to her, in fact that is going to come back again and hang-out her. It was only a matter of when.

That’s what makes leisure so fascinating. You’ll be able to go from zero to hero, from the underside to the highest, almost immediately. This isn’t the identical in different high-paying verticals. Wish to be a physician? You’ve obtained to check for umpteen years. Wish to be a success artist? File one thing in your laptop computer and add it to Spotify. After which complain you’re not a star.

Nobody would complain that they’re a highschool dropout but nobody sees them as a physician. However in leisure? You make it up as you go.

So, we’ve obtained all this misinformation. That streaming doesn’t pay upcoming expertise when within the outdated days that very same “expertise” could be working at Walmart. You’re not entitled to be a profitable, highly-paid artist, identical to J.Lo will not be entitled to promote out arenas. Individuals have to love you, wish to take note of you, lay down their money for you, and that’s a tougher raise than ever earlier than on this period of plethora.

However if you happen to learn the information, you’d assume that Spotify is the satan. Not its rivals, simply Spotify. As a result of Daniel Ek, who modified the panorama, who rescued the labels, is now a billionaire. Whereas Apple and Amazon are faceless, simply me-too music corporations constructed by enterprises well-known for one thing else. However Ek? He’s placing acts out of enterprise. He doesn’t pay. And he’s a billionaire as well. There have to be somebody at fault right here, there have to be a rip-off concerned.

Similar to with Ticketmaster. It have to be Ticketmaster’s fault that costs are excessive. As for the charges, all of them go to the corporate, don’t you understand? And anyone might promote tickets higher than Ticketmaster. None of that is true, nevertheless it’s accepted information not solely within the public, however the information and the federal government.

God, ignore the criticism immediately. Assuming you think about your self, know what you’re doing. If I listened to suggestions, I wouldn’t have the ability to write a factor. And extra misinformation crosses my transom than ever earlier than. I’ve obtained all these authorities spewing hatred and inaccuracies at me as a result of the reality doesn’t really feel good, it doesn’t match their feelings. Placate these individuals at your peril.

Then once more, look how far Trump has gotten telling lies, giving the individuals what they need.

But when we glided by the favored vote as a substitute of the Electoral Faculty, Trump wouldn’t have an opportunity, nowhere shut. The principles are saving him.

There are not any guidelines in rock and roll. And that’s precisely the purpose. The spoils go to those that break down limitations, who do one thing new. The aforementioned Zach Bryan isn’t promoting dancing and manufacturing like J.Lo. That was nice within the MTV period, now the viewers has moved on, needs one thing totally different.

The ball retains transferring, the sport retains altering, and people in energy and the media hate this, they anticipate issues to remain the identical, when the web has come alongside and turned over each desk, modified every thing.

And what’s mainstream media’s place?


Sure, get off your cellphone, shut it down, return to the way in which it was. , once you couldn’t name up an Uber, once you had no thought what temperature it was, once you couldn’t take notes immediately… I might go on and on, however the media received’t hear it. The identical media that anticipate us to have an interest within the music of the has-been referred to as J.Lo.

Hell, what you probably did yesterday means lower than ever earlier than. Simply ask Justin Timberlake, he may need introduced horny again, however now individuals assume he’s an outdated dad with nothing to say who they don’t want to concentrate to. Was once Timberlake might promote out arenas himself, now he’s planning to return on the street with NSYNC.

As soon as once more, you don’t care. And that’s simply the purpose. You’ve obtained a feed, personalised to you, in your smartphone. It’s what you’re concerned about 24/7. And also you’re faulted for this. You need to take note of the mainstream, it’s best to get with this system, it’s best to do it the outdated means so the outdated gamers can keep their existence.


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