25 Years after her debut, Madonna still leads the way
Music critic Daryl D shares some interesting thoughts on the subject of the week – aka Madonna, Warners, and Live Nation – in an interesting article posted on Blog Critics magazine.
“The past couple of weeks have been really difficult for Madonna bashers. First, she garnered a nomination into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which earned an angry condemnation from some. Now, Madonna’s near signing of a $120 million dollar deal from Live Nation has rocked the industry.
Some, like myself, believe this can end up to be the most significant music industry related event of the past twenty years. Yet, her critics are still trying to tell us how “irrelevant” she is, not realizing an artist 25 years into her career has never been given this type of deal before.
While there certainly is a lot to criticize about Madonna’s likely deal, many bloggers have decided to criticize her hands, her age (something that is rarely seen among her male counterparts), her “baby buying,” her British accent, etc.
It reminds me of when I was in Junior High school and everybody hated the smartest kid in the class because in reality, they were jealous of his success.