Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Are the noughties the death of popular music?

One thing that this decade may well be defined by is that it marked the end of 50 years of growth in popular music.

I doubt whether this decade will be remembered in future years for having a musical sound and I would be very surprised if today's artists will be reforming for their ageing fans in 2030.

The noughties have seen the crushing of the economic model of recording,selling and distributing content for profit.Bands now have to rely for the most part on live performance and merchantising to get any real financial return on their talents.

Many will blame the internet for these trends but really it must be seen as a shift in society in much the same way that other parts of the media have been hit by the mutltitude of choice that we as consumers have and our short attention spans.

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