Why New Music Will Always Be Possible

Posted July 20, 2013 by nickolkidmanj

Is that it? Is that all there is when it comes to music? That is the consensus among a ‘hungry for new music’ population that is being told that music has peaked.
Is that it? Is that all there is when it comes to music? That is the consensus among a ‘hungry for new music’ population that is being told that music has peaked. These naysayers are trying to convince the public that just about every new song that can be written has been written. While admittedly, there are fewer hits coming from the music industry than in later years... say the sixties through the late 2000s, the end is nowhere in sight. The decline in hit music can be contributed to unfair contracts and record companies trying to take more of a share than they probably deserve.

New Methods of Discovery

There are more ways to become noticed and hit the big-time with a good contract today than ever before (big nod to Youtube.com and reality talent television). Once the demand for your music is there, the labels have to offer you something that is fair and more enticing. The days of being discovered by a record company scout ended with the video era of the internet and Web 2.0. Also, the technology is so advanced with various bigwigs like Focusrite Pro, Adam AX that music streaming on players has been on the top quality and has contributed to the growth of newer artists and genres.

Is There a Limit?

The question still remains. Will the ability to create original music ever hit its limit? The answer may lie in something John Lennon once told a reporter in the early 70's after his breakup with the Beatles and before his number one hit with Elton John "Whatever Gets You Through The Night". Paraphrased, John (Lennon) told the reporter that if you gave him a Tuba, he would get a song out of it." John Lennon played many instruments, but a tuba was not one of them. His point? There will always be good music.

The reasons that it may seem like good, original music is fading can be partly attributed to these factors:

? Big Labels/small contracts
? Fewer great artists coming out of the population
? Decline in record sales due to economic decline
? Fewer good bands actually coming forward fearing fame (Christian Rock)

It Helps To Open Your Ears

Fortunately, we still have some of the great artists that disprove the music limit theory several times a year. If you have not heard Elton John's latest album, you have no idea what you are missing. Billy Joel's dive into classical was nothing short of phenomenal. Even if you are not a fan of classical music, his album will have you struggling to get many of the album's selections out of your head.

Even the Rolling Stones...the world's self proclaimed "Greatest Rock Band in History" still show the ability to crank out a new hit every now and again and recently wowed the crowds at Glastonbury – that’s quite an achievement for a bunch of guys in their sixties. Aerosmith's biggest hit did not arrive until they wrote "Don't Want to Miss a Thing" for the movie Armageddon. Can anyone even begin to imagine what we may have had if Boston's band members had stayed with us? Losing John Lennon and Freddy Mercury certainly did not help.

Stop Worrying... Start Listening

Unlike ordinary language, music has shown the uncanny ability to morph and change into new forms almost upon demand. Most of the really great artists will tell you that the music was always there... it was just waiting for the right lyrics. If you come across these naysaying pessimists in blogs or articles (or know one personally)’ ignore the slander about music. As long as there is a human race, there will be new music to enjoy.
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Last Updated July 20, 2013