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Old 04-05-2010, 04:02 AM
Michael McDanial Michael McDanial is offline
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Default Re: the music industry: victim of the profit motive?

Originally Posted by bermuda View Post
How different is it than the Beatles and other pop/rock groups in the sixties, where jazz, big band, crooner, and country lovers said basically the same thing about 'that' music?

In hindsight, we realize how indeed wonderful and timeless so much of it remains. Perhaps in 30 years, dance and rap and teen pop will viewed with the same nostalgia.

I don't think that people are going to look back with the same feeling. From what I've seen, the vast majority of people are listening to something just because it's popular, and when it loses it's popularity, they toss it aside like yesterday's garbage. Nowadays when you hear people talk about music from seven or eight years ago that they loved when it was popular they just complain that it's old and they're not interested in it anymore. Maybe if music today was less about image and more about making good music it wouldn't be that way. A lot of people won't even admit they listened to things that were popular 10 or 15 years ago that they were listening to.
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