Whoa, does this mean I am a crotchety old man at 26?!?!?
Ofcourse not, but music has changed ALOT in just the past few years... Now with iTunes, almost anyone can put up an album of theirs- its not just the greatly popular bands. New music comes out much faster these days, making music take alot of changes in just a short time period.Whoa, does this mean I am a crotchety old man at 26?!?!?
iTunes didnt make music crap, it just made it easier for people to get the music they want faster and easier.albums were crap long before itunes.... now at least you can just buy the good songs from that album and save some money.
Very true. As well as record companies/producers forcing bands & singers to fit to their pre-constructed mold. Terrible example, but take a look at Pink... first album was very R&B/pop due to the record company, second albums-now are a lot more rock influenced. But this control also has a down side. The lyrics that she sings have always been meh, but she started writing them on her own after the second album, which made them progressively worse. Again poor example, but this is what came to mind.I think a big killer of some promising bands are the contracts they sign requiring quick turnaround on albums.
another issue is that only 3-4 companies own >90% of radio stations...that means they decide the genre's and who gets played...