Originally Posted by evollove
But when one group dominates cultural production, other voices tend to get silenced, or at least muffled.
I think the present time has been domination of the monoculture that has nothing do to any ethnic groups. All the music of major record companies sounds the same from black to white artists.
From the Elvis times it has been common, that big companies never have anything interesting. Elvis also started from small company and when he caught audience, big company chased him. Nowdays all interesting artists are in small labels or make everything themselves. Big companies seem not to be interested small companies artists even they might have commercial potential. Big companies just have formats where every artists just had to fit. I just don´t like this time where formats are everywhere, it has nothing to do with creativity.