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The complaint I hear frequently about today's music is that the songs sound like songs of the past. You run out of ideas after a while. This should be a much bigger problem 20 years from now than it is today. Other forms of entertainment which involve creativity(pro wrestling, tv shows, movies) should have the same problem. Do you see this being a problem?
 

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No.<br><br>
The "sound" will continue to evolve. 20 years from now, teenagers will be begging their 40 year old parents (you) not to turn it to the "oldies" channel again.<br><br>
Covers and remakes are so popular right now, not because there are not any new idea, but because its about the bottom line: the profit margin. Remaking a hit from 10-20 years ago is more attention grabbing for someone who may only hear the song once or twice before deciding whether or not to buy it. A cover song is just more likely to be a hit and sell a lot of copies, and right now record labels just can't afford to take any risks artistically. They must sell a lot of it or die.<br><br>
Because of illegal/free copies this was already a problem, but now the economy is in the can and people just don't have "fun money" like they used to.<br><br>
There are a lot of cover songs because they are a quick sell. But don't act like that's all there is to listen to.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Hazelnut</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2920014"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
The "sound" will continue to evolve.</div>
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There's only so much you can do with a guitar though. Are we going to add new instruments? It's very possible dance and rap music loses its popularity and something else takes over but even then the new music that enjoys its popularity may be music that has already been done and could get stale very quickly. Sports benefit off their superstars so they may not have problems but anything that involves creativity has probably seen its best days. The entertainment industry was not designed to last hundreds and hundreds of years.
 

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I don't give a **** about what the <i>entertainment industry</i> does or does not do in the future, at least as far as music is concerned.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>rainforests1</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2920034"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
There's only so much you can do with a guitar though. Are we going to add new instruments? It's very possible dance and rap music loses its popularity and something else takes over but even then the new music that enjoys its popularity may be music that has already been done and could get stale very quickly. Sports benefit off their superstars so they may not have problems but anything that involves creativity has probably seen its best days. The entertainment industry was not designed to last hundreds and hundreds of years.</div>
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Imagine that you can travel back in time 30 years. The year is now 1981. Imagine yourself on the street with a clipboard posing these same questions. What kinds of responses do you think you'd get? Hair can't get any bigger, you know.<br><br>
Go back farther... 50 years... The year is now 1961. Ask these people what will happen to music in 20 years. Do you honestly think that anyone in 1961 would even be able to think of the style and sound of 1981? And, what do we think of 1981 now???<br><br>
On another note, imagine taking a piece of music from 1981, and playing it for someone in 1961. Do you think they would like it?<br><br>
Take a piece of music from 2001, and play it for someone in 1981... do you think they would like it?<br><br>
The same could be said for tv shows and movies.<br><br>
The whole entertainment industry is a constantly changing and morphing entity.<br><br>
If, right now, I heard the top ten music sensations that will be here in 20 years... I probably wouldn't like them. They'd seem strange. But, during the passage of 20 years, my tastes will morph like everyone else's.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Hazelnut</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2920147"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Imagine that you can travel back in time 30 years. The year is now 1981. Imagine yourself on the street with a clipboard posing these same questions. What kinds of responses do you think you'd get? Hair can't get any bigger, you know.<br><br>
Go back farther... 50 years... The year is now 1961. Ask these people what will happen to music in 20 years. Do you honestly think that anyone in 1961 would even be able to think of the style and sound of 1981? And, what do we think of 1981 now???<br><br>
On another note, imagine taking a piece of music from 1981, and playing it for someone in 1961. Do you think they would like it?<br><br>
Take a piece of music from 2001, and play it for someone in 1981... do you think they would like it?<br><br>
The same could be said for tv shows and movies.<br><br>
The whole entertainment industry is a constantly changing and morphing entity.<br><br>
If, right now, I heard the top ten music sensations that will be here in 20 years... I probably wouldn't like them. They'd seem strange. But, during the passage of 20 years, my tastes will morph like everyone else's.</div>
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I think it will change as well. I'm not disagreeing with that. I hear it very often where a current song is compared to an older song. It's not just a few people. Popular music was fresh back in the 1960's. Today it is not. What about 50 years from now? Do you think they'll still be creating songs that sound new?
 

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I don't give a **** about what the <i>entertainment industry</i> does or does not do in the future, at least as far as music is concerned.</div>
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I agree. As long as Tom Cruise remains a prominent figure in entertainment, the rest is just fluff.
 

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I don't give a **** about what the <i>entertainment industry</i> does or does not do in the future, at least as far as music is concerned.</div>
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What the hell is wrong with you? I can't sleep at night worrying about this issue.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Hazelnut</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2920147"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Imagine that you can travel back in time 30 years. The year is now 1981. Imagine yourself on the street with a clipboard posing these same questions. What kinds of responses do you think you'd get? Hair can't get any bigger, you know.<br><br>
Go back farther... 50 years... The year is now 1961. Ask these people what will happen to music in 20 years. Do you honestly think that anyone in 1961 would even be able to think of the style and sound of 1981? And, what do we think of 1981 now???<br><br>
On another note, imagine taking a piece of music from 1981, and playing it for someone in 1961. Do you think they would like it?<br><br>
Take a piece of music from 2001, and play it for someone in 1981... do you think they would like it?<br><br>
The same could be said for tv shows and movies.<br><br>
The whole entertainment industry is a constantly changing and morphing entity.<br><br>
If, right now, I heard the top ten music sensations that will be here in 20 years... I probably wouldn't like them. They'd seem strange. But, during the passage of 20 years, my tastes will morph like everyone else's.</div>
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Am I the only one who had flashbacks of Michael J. Fox performing "Johnny B. Goode" in "Back to the Future" while reading this?<br><br>
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Am I the only one who had flashbacks of Michael J. Fox performing "Johnny B. Goode" in "Back to the Future" while reading this?</div>
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No, you're just the only one to admit it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> I love those films by the way.
 

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The entertainment industry is not some monolithic entity. Sure, the major labels put out plenty of formulaic songs that sell millions. But there's also plenty of quality stuff coming out (some of which is fairly popular, some of which is less so). Sure, today's music is based on decades (hell, centuries) of what came before it. Art always builds on the past and that's not a bad thing. To move forward we need to have somewhere to start.
 

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The entertainment industry is not some monolithic entity. Sure, the major labels put out plenty of formulaic songs that sell millions. But there's also plenty of quality stuff coming out (some of which is fairly popular, some of which is less so). Sure, today's music is based on decades (hell, centuries) of what came before it. Art always builds on the past and that's not a bad thing. To move forward we need to have somewhere to start.</div>
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I don't think I can like you any more. You're way too sensible and rational.
 

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I don't think I can like you any more. You're way too sensible and rational.</div>
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Sensible, rational, AND a new Death avatar. Saxyphonist just became one of my favorite VB'ers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
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I just hope someone puts an end to reality tv...</div>
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YES!<br>
Especially toddlers and tiaras <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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YES!<br>
Especially toddlers and tiaras <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"></div>
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That show should be illegal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">.
 

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I don't give a **** about what the <i>entertainment industry</i> does or does not do in the future, at least as far as music is concerned.</div>
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This.
 

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Artists are always influenced by other artists. The problem you speak of does not exist.
 
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