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Who wants to continue the closure of music concerts? / Musicians want to return, but others do not.

Fars news agency – music group: For several months, the music concerts that came to life after the recession of the corona virus have been closed, while many artists are determined to hold them, but it seems that there are some people behind the curtain (of course, a thread curtain) to continue this closure. .

This issue did not happen only in the field of music and the visual arts of the country are also affected by it. Interestingly, these two fields generally have active private sectors and their main fields are not related to the government. But the atmosphere of the virtual space is such that few artists can present their work.

Not long ago, the website of one of the influential magazines in the country’s visual arts wrote: “In the meantime, many people agree with the reopening of galleries, but being stoned on social networks by radical and angry people and supporters of strikes and boycotts makes them not dare to express their opinions. And they prefer to remain silent.”

* The problems of music artists do not end with riots

Unfortunately, musicians are always considered as vulnerable groups of the artistic community, which is caused by several reasons. Of course, this is a problem of the definition that has been popularized for the normal conditions of music, because the conditions of music are not so smooth and the statistical population of musicians are not properly included in the definition of “art-industry” in our country. As long as a huge class of musicians is made up of regional artists, who benefit from the least share of the music economy, it can be said that musicians are “vulnerable”.

Of course, in between, there are many factors of international and domestic copyright and many other factors, apart from the recent occasional and transitory events, whose impact on musicians has also been felt to the extreme, the problems of the musician community are very serious and lasting and debatable, which in this The article does not fit.

Unfortunately, the problem has arisen to such an extent for these artists that some of them have thought of changing their source of income and have turned to other jobs such as working in internet taxis.

* The most interruption is in the production of music and non-organic activities

The income share of the music people in the pyramid where the artists of the regions are located at the bottom of the pyramid is in the form of steps to the Iranian classical musicians, Western classical musicians and respectively at the highest position of this pyramid to the pop genre musicians who have the largest share in the music economy.

Now, this pyramid has collapsed from the bottom to the top, and many officials and those involved are thinking of a way out of this dilemma, because not only in the matter of closing concerts, but also in the production and recording of non-organ music works, they are facing stagnation and interruption in the creation of works. Are.

Who wants to continue the closure of music concerts? / Musicians want to return, but others do not.

*Artists complain about concerts being overcrowded, but others don’t let them

In a field survey, a significant number of musicians, including singers, musicians, composers, arrangers, producers and concertgoers, were asked about returning to concerts.

Although many celebrities in the field of music, especially these days, introduced themselves in the virtual space with disturbances, but many of them talk about their heartache and the double motivation to return to the concert. Those who are extremely dissatisfied with the atmosphere of the virtual space and consider themselves trapped in a predicament that they are desperate to get out of.

The artists who were questioned in this field survey, without exception, emphasized that their names and addresses should not be mentioned in this report because they were very afraid of the attack of the followers.

The front of rioters and opposition or whatever we call it, does not want musicians to return to their work, and in no way have they presented a plan to support the lives of artists in their enmity plan.

* The strong complaint of the artists from those who constantly attack them and reach their business.

Interestingly, most of them complained strongly about those who keep warning them to continue boycotting their concerts and musical activities.

One of these well-known singers said in a very angry tone, I am very angry with those who keep telling me not to hold concerts and to boycott music activities, but I cannot tell them with what conscience you tell me not to hold concerts as long as you You go to your place of business, it is the businessman’s side, and within an hour he tells me, “Don’t hold a concert and have a musical activity, you should continue to support the protests.”

Or many other acquaintances, each of whom are lawyers, shopkeepers, employees, and workers, and continue their activities as usual and in completely normal conditions for themselves, and tell us musicians to continue not to be active.

Who wants to continue the closure of music concerts? / Musicians want to return, but others do not.

*Followers don’t let us speak our true hearts

Another of these artists says, “I once posted a story that a musician is also his job and his source of income and needs to return to his current activities, which a few minutes after publishing the story, with a wave of all kinds of insults and rude words and even threats. I have faced and now I really have no idea what to do?! Because, as the saying goes, I have been out of pocket for the past few months and have not had any income from music.

Although many celebrities in the field of music, especially these days, introduced themselves in the virtual space with disturbances, but many of them talk about their heartache and the double motivation to return to the concert.

*Continuation of the closure of concerts and musical activities from outside Iran

Another famous music artist says, “I regret that many followers and friends and others see these discussions only in virtual space, and most of them really do not know where they are playing and the main organizers of this completely virtual inflammation outside of It’s the borders, because whenever you enter the virtual space, you are bombarded with a lot of repetitive words, stories, videos and content these days, then when you put your phone in your pocket and hit the street, you see a peaceful and normal life going on, and there is nothing between the two. I don’t see that virtual world and this real world.”

* Even the music artists of the regions, who are the most vulnerable group of musicians in terms of finances, are under pressure and coercion for inactivity.

This problem is not limited to pop music artists. There is this problem in the research and conversation with a number of Iranian traditional music artists and even local music artists, and the artists are strongly pressured by some strata to not indulge in musical activities.

Who wants to continue the closure of music concerts? / Musicians want to return, but others do not.

*Many musicians inevitably think of changing jobs

Unfortunately, the problem has arisen to such an extent for these artists that some of them have thought of changing their source of income and have turned to other jobs such as working in internet taxis, and even in some cases, the artist-musician has had to sell his only instrument in order to make a living. The level of prejudice is very far from the level of culture and thinking of an artist.

Having said that, unfortunately, as it can be seen from the cases, the rioters and the opposition, or whatever we call it, do not want the musicians to return to their work, and in their plan of enmity, they have not provided them with a plan to support the lives of artists. They expect them to continue their strike in the same way, especially in these days when the few street riots have ended and the conditions in the cities are going on as normal, and this perception and expectation is not with any kind of morals and conscience. And it is not logically consistent.

The so-called “other side of the blues” in European and American countries are sitting on the safe side and they encourage the people inside the country to go to the streets and create disturbances, which is a futile task that apart from occasional financial and life losses and destruction of property and public places. And the unemployment and income of some people who really do not know that those who are watching from a distance, will not be willing to spend even the smallest amount of money for this work. In the end, as we have seen, there was no result for them except damage to themselves and others and that’s it.

Who wants to continue the closure of music concerts? / Musicians want to return, but others do not.

The end of the message/T 26


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