GARY, IN: A RICH HISTORY IN ENTERTAINMENT
Gary, Indiana has produced a plethora of talent over the years. So much so, it has been know as a talent hub for entertainment for many years until recently. Many great entertainers came from this once flourishing city including The Jackson 5, Janet Jackson, Fred Williamson, Avery Brooks, CJ So Cool, Freddie Gibbs, and more!
The Fall of the Gary Music Culture
After being a talent factory for so many years, Gary began to run dry after the rise of rapper Freddie Gibbs. There was controversy regarding Gibbs rise to the top that created a division among the key entertainers in the city. This led to an "established" few club owners and promoters assuming the roles of leadership in the Gary music industry. Many great talents still originate from this steel mill town but they are being silenced if they are not in the good graces of these "leaders". Instead of the great talents being lifted and supported by the city, they are blocked from performing at the very few venues available. Artists are being permanently black-balled in an effort to push the agenda of these perceived leaders.
The black balling culture has all but crushed the Gary music industry. While these "leaders" advance themselves minimally and form a brick wall for anyone with something new to offer (especially if they aren't a part of their social group), the industry is on life support. The word "SUPPORT" is thrown around freely but rarely executed. Fans are being subjected to the same marketing techniques that have become antiquated in a technology driven market. New artists and promoters are apprehensive about releasing new content as it will be immediately duplicated to form the perception that these "leaders" are ushering in new ideas. The wall is weak and it's time to BURST through!
A CALL TO UNITY!
Times like these can make or break an industry! It is time to break down the walls that have held new talent back for over a decade. The message needs to be spread that new talent is WELCOME! Our DJ's WILL break new artist with new music! When someone from Gary calls on business, THAT CALL SHOULD BE ANSWERED! It should be a code among anyone that has a goal to thrive in entertainment ,"Even if we don't get along personally, THE SHOW MUST GO ON!" The array of talent in Gary is self-sufficient once all of the "local celebrities" realize that this is BIGGER than them. There are future generations of the industry that will be affected by the current self-serving business practices! Magnetic Shift Evolution will be a part of the movement to HALT the blocking and extend an open hand to the NEW generation of music in Gary, IN and beyond! Will YOU answer the call? Be a part of the SOLUTION!