Re: Creativity Discouraged in Today's Popular Music?
I agree, mostly. The music industry appears to be completely saturated with commercialized, mass-market, soulless pop. There is very little revolutionary change in mainstream music today, it's more evolutionary - on a commercial level.
Rock and roll is dead, in the mainstream...but it's alive all over the world in garages, basements, street-corners, dirty little hole-in-the-wall clubs, and so on. Like all great empires, the current music industry empire is bound to collapse or undergo huge changes, once again providing more opportunity for the little guy to get more exposure. The internet and all of the small, independent labels are at the forefront of this movement.
Or not...maybe we're forever doomed to scan the radio airwaves while driving, trying to find the least crappy thing being played. :P