As a musician, songwriter and co-founder of Gigable, I hear a lot of people saying there is “no good music these days.”
What really strikes me is that I think it’s the opposite! There’s more great music being produced every day than any other time in history. It’s just that the traditional ways to discover pop music are broken – or perhaps obsolete.
My wife asked me the other day, “who’s the next Rolling Stones?”
Well, when Brit-Pop-Blues-Rock comes back for a solid 10-20 years, there will be another Rolling Stones.
The bands from the 60s and 70s that made it big are a household brand, just like Coke. Two generations of music fans were spoon-fed very few options – and it stuck with them.
There’s over 100 million songs that have been recorded. How will you pick the ones you listen to for the next 20-30 years?
Tag #newmusicbiz on Twitter and let me know your thoughts!