In the beginning, Rock N’ Roll was underground. It was not mainstream at all. Eventually it became widely accepted and part of our culture.
Rock radio helped to expose us to bands and music in ways like no other. There was a time when that was how we discovered new bands and songs. Record stores popped up everywhere and one could hang out and explore and find new music as well. We then had the arrival of music video channels which gave us another source to discover new bands and music.
Then radio became less user friendly and more commercial, only playing what they were told. The record stores began closing their doors. Music video channels stopped playing music videos. What happened?
The internet had come along and was added into the thick of things. Some people put the blame on that.
What happened to the music world? Is there still great new music being made? How does one find new music these days? I mean with all the music being flooded onto the web how does one find that jewel that reaches out to you?
Do you think that some of the bands we all know and love would have made it if they had just started out in today’s world?
I often wonder if the next Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, etc. etc. is out there lost in the shuffle.
Just some thoughts I was pondering… what are yours?