Are you saying that bands/musicians are stopped from being successful because of X Factor?
yes. less aitrime devoted to the worthy, less investment in the worthy.
Surely here in Britain we have some of the best and most diverse new music around
sorry, just not hearing it coming through right now. without john peel to champion it, real talent is struggling to be heard.
X Factor is a reflection and only a small facet of the whole industry
no it isn't, manufactured music represents a huge slice of the airtime and as a result, the market.
I do not think it ever intends to replace those bands, singers, musicians that create new and exciting sounds.
yes it does. there is a finite amount of money to be spent and a finite amount of airtime to be shared. cowell/walsh et al are only interested in cornering both.