Did Our Generation Really Let the Music Die?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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How's it going?! Me? Pretty good, pretty good...

Anyway, I wanted to share this article I read a while back with you guys. The article is from The Elite Daily and discusses how our generation, with our technological advancements and our ability to find loopholes around acquiring music, has single-handedly killed the entire music industry.Click here to read the entire article.

*GASP* Could this be true?!

In a way I'd honestly have to agree with this because, as they noted in the article, the era of CDs, tape players, ect.. is gone. Completely gone. Now we have things like iTunes and Spotify, which has basically taken the excitement out of album covers and collector's edition albums - it's a tragedy.

As the author also stated, artists basically thrive off of hype. Album sales do nothing for them anymore - concerts, events, ect are their main sources of money now. That is why people advocate so much for people to buy albums and arrest people who illegally download music - it's taking away from them. So next time we wonder why record stores no longer exist and why your favorite artist won't come to your city, think about the last time you actually bought a CD or bought concert tickets the right way (cause everybody knows "a guy" who always manages to get some tickets some kind of way).

I know I'm probably not the best person to talk about this, since I was born in the time when CDs were already dying out. However, I do still see its importance and significance to musical culture. Not to mention the fact that artists and their teams are now bombarded with lawsuits because, since nobody is making money, they decide to claim someone stole their idea, sue, and get all the change they can. Nobody wants to share anymore!

Sometimes technology doesn't always improve everything. But maybe that's just me...

What do you guys think?

24 comments :

  1. I think every time technology shifts, the industry changes. I like the pick and choose nature of our personal music today.

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  2. Great article, reminds me of the kids confusion of what cassette tapes were not too long ago. I got some of mine out and they couldn't figure out what they were.

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  3. I do like how convienent it is to use Spotify and iTunes but there is nothing better than an old fashioned CD.

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  4. Britney @ Princess & CowboysMarch 3, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    That is true. I think technology can be a great tool but it also has its disadvantages!

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  5. I love the convenience of streaming services but I still listen to my CDs.

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  6. I love iTunes and Pandora I still use my CDs too =)

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  7. Frugal Mom & WifeMarch 3, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    There will be something else. There always is. I've been through records and cassette tapes myself, then to CD's and mp3s and there is always something else.

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  8. Bismah AbdelgawadMarch 4, 2015 at 4:08 AM

    Technology does have its disadvantages also. It is not easy to avoid getting caught up in its advancements though.

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  9. I think this is thought provoking. I don't think we killed music. I think it is just changed a lot and that's always hard for people to get used to.

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  10. Music has definitely changed over the years. Sometimes I feel like it's for the worse and then suddenly you hear an artist and your reminded there's still some great one's out there.

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  11. I haven't bought a CD in years. I do like the convenience of just buying 1 song and not the whole album.

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  12. SpaceshipsLaserBeamsMarch 4, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    My husband still loves to buy CDs... I think it's a lot like buying a "real" book instead of just downloading it. There is something special about enjoying it. Although I totally understand the convenience factor of downloading {legally} online as well!

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  13. Ha right. I completely get that. Thanks for your comment!

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  14. Yeah, I like that too. It just still bothers me how the cover art isn't as important anymore.

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  15. You're so right! Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Yeah, maybe so. I just still wonder whether or not it was a good change.

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  17. That's true. Maybe things will even out one day.

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  18. You have a point. Wonder what's next...

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  19. Haha I completely understand. Thanks for your comment!

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  20. Yeah me too. There's nothing wrong with that!

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  21. Yeah. Maybe one day everybody can be happy with the changes.

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  22. So true! Plus they don't use up all of your data! Lol

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  23. Sadly....I would have probably been like them ha. I wasn't even familiar with an 8-track until my parents told me! Ha

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  24. You have a good point. In some ways I just hate it for the artists, because it makes it so much harder for them to get their big break.

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