Originally Posted by eclipseownzu
Pop music, and lets face it thats what the Stones were, a pop band with distorted guitars, has gone away from traditional instruments and toward machine made music due simply to profit margins.
Is that really true? Isn't it more because new technology has allowed new and exciting possibilities that perhaps couldn't even have been conceived of before, and pop music reflects that? I bet Rihanna's record company can afford to record an acoustic drum kit, or a string quartet, if that was what they were going for.