Garageband lessons – missing the demographic?


So as we all know, Apple announced they were
going to start selling lessons for Garageband.
This is a fantastic idea and a
cheap way to learn some basic knowledge. The one part of I am questioning is
the artists section: most people who need lessons are young, like REALLY young.
Do we really believe teenagers think Sting, John Fogerty, Norah Jones, and Ben
Folds are cool? I was 13 in 1991, and even then I didn’t know one person who
didn’t think Sting was a douche, and now I am 31 and I still don’t know anyone
who would want to emulate him. Now unless Apple knows something I don’t, they
may be missing their demographic, and instead enlisting the artists they make
love to their plump 30 something hubbies to? I am curious to know others take
on this one.

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.