​Grimes Says She Thinks Live Music Is Going to Be "Obsolete" Soon

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BY Sarah MurphyPublished Nov 20, 2019

Grimes thinks that live music is on its way out thanks to modern-day technological innovation.
Speaking to Sean Carroll on the Mindscape podcast, the artist who prefers to be called c, discussed the changing process of recording music in the midst of AI and other technological advancements.
"I think live music is going to be obsolete soon," she said at one point.
"DJs get paid more than real musicians," she added, before elaborating on the flawless quality that people are increasingly craving.
"It's kinda like Instagram or whatever," she said. "People are actually just gravitating towards the clean, finished, fake world. Everyone wants to be in a simulation. They don't actually want the real world. Even if they think they do and everyone's like, 'Yeah, cool, live music!' if you actually look at actual numbers of things, everyone's gravitating towards the shimmery perfected Photoshop world."
Listen to the in-depth conversation here via Mindscape.
Grimes recently detailed her upcoming album Miss Anthropocene. It's due out February 21 via 4AD.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, given her thoughts on live music, she hasn't yet mapped out any tour dates for the new material.

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