Re: What ever happened to music...
What happened is that you can access everything everywhere, thus increasing the time you're exposed to music, especially pop-music. Pop has never been about the music, but the sales and popularity.
The thing is, everyone and their mother can make and put out music. Your job is to filter what you like and don't like.
I almost never listen to the radio or watch TV anymore. I can get everything on my computer and internet.
If people complain about todays music, they have themselves to blame, since no one is forcing you to listen to the overproduced garbage that is modern pop-music(to some).
Turn off the radio/tv, sign into Spotify, youtube, myspace or even internet radio. You will find stations that play the music that you like.