- Jul 17, 2020
While I agree that ferry tries to be loyal and I applaud him for that... I fundamentally disagree with your ethical notion that the artist has a or the moral obligation to please (the taste of) his fans, based upon previous successful work(s).Its a bit black ‘n white though.
As trance producer you have a select group of fans. Some have been suppo
A little loyalty towards the people who make it possible for you to “live the musical dream”, is perhaps morally right.
At least to some degree. So its not so much ‘demanding’, but a request to re-evaluate your morals as a human being
Ferry tries to be loyal though. The Gouryella tracks are an example of that. This particular one seems a bit lazy though.
Ferry has morally fulfilled the social contract to his fans by creating beautiful (<- pun) works that people are awilling to pay money for. And the fans have morally fulfilled their part by paying money for it (and presumably not downloading it illegally) and thats where the ethical cycle ends.
An artist has only one moral obligation in terms of aesthetics and that is to himself, as he didn't engage in a pre-arranged contract with said fans or X label (in case of ferry, Say Dani Minogue might be another story).
I actually think in terms of ethics its the other way around.
to presume or demand an artist who's work you liked is now because of that an indented serve to your taste, so partially your defacto property. Is not only practically impossible, but also an immoral act.
you're basically saying: "work for me, and i'm not going to guarantee paying you for it".