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Friday, June 20, 2008

All-encompassing music review section

I'm writing to say that I am unimpressed by the current music review structure of the Coast.Currently, the Coast reviews 4 or 5 discs a week, and only 1 or 2 are of local acts; those local acts almost certainly pertain to the indie-hipster demographic.

Posted on Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 5:14 PM

I'm writing to say that I am unimpressed by the current music review structure of the Coast.

Currently, the Coast reviews 4 or 5 discs a week, and only 1 or 2 are of local acts; those local acts almost certainly pertain to the indie-hipster demographic.

Additionally, reviews of live local bands are also limited to the indie-hipster demographic.

My suggestion is that The Coast adopt a similar music review format as Exclaim! magazine: each genre is given a section of CDs to be reviewed.

Additionally, since Exclaim! already reviews nationally released albums and acts, most who come from the three major Canadian cities, The Coast should concentrate, if not exclusively devote, its reviews to local CD releases. There is an abundance of local talent that releases CDs regularly.

The unfortunate thing is that there is no other alternative to The Coast when searching for competent reviews on local music. Thusly, if one's musical tastes encompass more than trendy indie-music, he is out of luck.

If anything, expanding the musical palette will draw new readers to your paper, which will increase ad exposure, which will make ad space more valuable, which will increase The Coast's profits, which ultimately will lead to further improvements for the paper.

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