Has the quality of music changed in the last few decades?
In the 60’s we had the Beatles, in the 70’s we had Fleetwood Mac, in the 80’s we had Michael Jackson (with Thriller and the moonwalk), in the 90’s we had a horrendous selection of boy bands… i.e. Backstreet boys… and then there’s the Spice Girls…
In the future, when we look back at the music of today… one of the biggest songs of 2011 was ‘Friday’ by Rebecca Black, and now we have ‘Gangnam Style’ (which I’ll admit is fun to dance to…)
I’m not trying to put these artists down or to be derogatory. I’m simply observing.
It is without a doubt that the music of today has drastically changed! Is it about THE ENTERTAINMENT factor? The novelty factor? The X factor? Or is it about creating quality music that lasts longer than a few months on the top of the food chain?
What should we as artists be trying to create and aim for? It seems that the majority of content that goes viral in the ‘Digital World’ is novelty content. CUE cute kittens, Baby pandas, and Honey boo-boo?
Is it enough to say that the cream will rise to the top? That if we build an audience, if we work from the ground up and work really, really hard… will it really pay off?
Or should we be adapting to this ‘New World?’ - The Digital World…
I think everything has changed…
I’m simply observing…
I want to know your thoughts? Is the quality of music changing? If we progress as we’re going, what will the future of music sound and look like?
Contribute and discuss!
CARMICHAEL IS A 21 YEAR OLD AUSTRALIAN SONGWRITER, ARTIST AND MUSICIAN FROM BRISBANE. HIS MUSIC HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS BEING REMINISCENT OF 80S NEW WAVE. HE CAN BE FOUND ONLINE ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE AND ON HIS OWN WEBSITE MUSICARMICHAEL.COM
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