The daddy of Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, Daniel Vangarde, has participated in his first-ever English language interview, through which he says “the music trade is in a horrible state of affairs”.
The interview with Billboard journal, carried out by writer Gabriel Szatan, additionally covers Vangarde (born Bangalter) advising Daft Punk all through their profession. He additionally explains why he was banned from French radio throughout his personal music profession.
Vangarde says, “I believe the music trade is in a horrible state of affairs, not due to the web, however as a result of document firms and publishers didn’t know how one can use the web.”
“They need to have contracted the hackers!” he says. “The most effective man from Napster ought to have been contracted by document firms to organise a brand new paid system. At a time when folks paid $10-20 for an LP, after all they might have accepted paying $1 as a substitute. However the trade did nothing, music turned like free air, and as soon as the worth collapsed to zero for a few years, it was onerous to come back again from this.”
He goes on to match right this moment’s trade to his expertise within the 70’s and 80’s: “Within the 70s, the creative administrators of a document firm or programmers of a radio station held all of the management. So I didn’t suppose it was good then. However I can’t say it’s higher right this moment both. It’s troublesome for true expertise to interrupt by or generate wealth in the identical style as earlier than.”
Vangarde, who labored on songs resembling Ottawan’s 1979 hit D.I.S.C.O., which reached quantity two within the UK singles chart and was the third biggest-seller of 1980 in Germany and the UK’s fifth, displays on his musical legacy. “I believe I can’t die. I’ve songs that I did 50 years in the past which can be nonetheless widespread. If persons are completely satisfied once they hear the songs and go to bounce, or go to see the bands nonetheless touring, they don’t die. That is the reply of my legacy.”
Vangarde’s music was banned from French radio stations for having lyrics about France’s standing in international arms dealing. With this expertise, he instructed his son, Thomas Bangalter, and Man-Manuel De Homem-Christo of Daft Punk “to not let the writer’s rights society in France authorise their music for movie or publicity,” and says how that gave them the chance to “produce freely”.
Just lately, Vangarde introduced that he would launch a double compilation album, The Vaults of Zagora Information Mastermind (1971-1984) which incorporates music by bands he labored with launched on Zagora Information within the 70s and 80s.
In different information, a wearable Daft Punk helmet has been discovered within the new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet video games. Dubbed ‘Cool Helmet’, it may be bought within the metropolis of Cascarrafa and resembles the visored helmet worn by Daft Punk’s Man-Manuel de Homem-Christo.
Learn the complete interview at billboard.com.
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