Sunday, April 13, 2008

Will downloads make music better?

Gone are the days of buying a crappy record for one good tune. We all have the power as consumers to take what we like and leave the rest alone. So, why is there so much junk still around? Our taste has eroded. As a kid, I listened to my parents music first. I didn't control my listening my folks did. Fortunately, my folks liked good melodic music. Today young listeners are directly marketed to. Unfortunately, the music they receive is not melodic, limited structurally, and can be played by a 5th grader. Downloads will not make music better. Crappy music will flourish until consumers demand music with compelling melodies, a form and a harmonic structure beyond a couple of chord changes.

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