Originally Posted by burnthehero
. And at that time, people wanted something that was new and genuine, not the garbage people are demanding these days.
People have been saying that ever since there's been a demand for recorded music. There was as much musical dross in every other decade as there is now. The difference is that digital technology means that the public don't have to pay the labels for their garbage, and thus the labels don't have the capital to speculate on and develop potential talent.
If anything, access to upcoming 'new and genuine' artists has never been easier as the labels' distribution is no longer needed to make music available to a global audience.