[LAU] Study Finds New Pop Music Does All Sound the Same.

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Mon Aug 6 19:34:17 UTC 2012

On 08/06/2012 12:57 AM, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 2:03 AM, david <gnome at hawaii.rr.com
> <mailto:gnome at hawaii.rr.com>> wrote:
>   [ ... ]
>     To me, the negative result of widespread recorded music is to
>     discourage others from making music and turn them into the good
>     little consumers that today's music industry wants.
> although its not really quite the same thing as having a population that
> generally sings and plays music as part of daily life, i would point out
> that there are more people recording more music and performing in front
> of others than at any other time in human history.

There are more people alive now than at any other time in human history.

> i'm not too thrilled
> about the aesthetics of most of what gets performed, but that doesn't
> change that fact that there are currently many more people who play a
> musical instrument as a hobby, part-time or full-time profession than
> before recording came along (a lot of which has to do with cheaper
> instruments, probably).

I suspect the percentage of people actively recording and performing 
music is a lot lower. Back in Bach's time, everyone was expected to be 
able to sing, for instance.

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