Music to your ears!

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As a writer/artist, it has never been my intention to offend my audience but sometimes you just need to get things off your chest.

So, let's be honest. The waste and recycling industry is hardly rock 'n' roll is it? No one is saying that the work that people do in the industry isn't incredibly important, which of course it is, but it's hardly a "sexy" subject.

I think it would be fair to say that the latest industry news is hardly going to set the public's pulse racing in quite the same way that Lady Gaga, Sir Paul McCartney or Adele's new CD would. Still, surprising as it may sound, there are some similarities between the two, even if the comparison is really not that fair.

As consumers, hoards of music lovers happily lap up the latest music fad even though often - and this is just my opinion - it's a load of rubbish (please pardon the unintended pun). Also, it's rarely, if ever, that original.

Yes readers, just like the industry you work in, a fair bit of "recycling" goes on. I've lost count of the number of times I've heard a song on the radio and thought, "Mmm... that sounds suspiciously like one of Neil Young's melodies or that riff's been lifted straight from The Rolling Stones".

See, the music industry isn't so glamorous after all!

Nick Warburton

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Tags: opinion | packaging
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