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Posted By: Big Al Whittle
17-Aug-18 - 12:47 PM
Thread Name: UK Folk Revival 2018
Subject: RE: UK Folk Revival 2018
I don't think that commercialism plays much part in folk music for most of us. I don't begrudge buying cds to help out with the cost of producing them -or dvds.

If a friend manages to interest a major artist in their songwriting. I don't feel jealousy. Just very pleased for them.

Once the people with major recording contracts get involved, very often the artist and songwriter lose artistic control. But ironically the commercial decisions often increase the songs exposure to the public, and the likelihood of the song entering the folk repertoire.