Originally Posted by GH
1) Why are musicians and music from the 60s, 70s and 90s, in general, regarded as better than music from the 80s, 00s and 10s?
2) Can the decline of record sales and successful tours (across the board-not just for the best known acts) be directly attributed to P2P sharing?
3) Are #1 and #2 even accurate, overblown or just due to faulty interpretation of the numbers?
1. Music used to be about good music and not how you looked. That is why Tom Petty and The Grateful Dead look like homemade sin but continue to be awesome. So it is accurate to say music stinks more now because of the focus.
I wouldn't lump the 80s with the current stuff, by the way.
2. The way people listen to and buy music is so different I think any comparison to former methods is not going to work. But they are related in the sense that some of these famous people can't sing live. They got caught lip syncing over and over and now the gig is up. Some who can sing/perform still do well, lime Timberlake, Pink, Brad Paisley, etc.