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Today's music industry rant

I was in a doctor's office with my mom yesterday, and the staff had a local radio station on that plays pop music. The Gotye song "Somebody That I Used to Know" came on, which has been on the radio here for about a year now, only this time it was different. It suddenly had a drum track, obviously synthesized, that it never had before. They also duplicated the refrain so it now appears three times in the song; the added repeat was between verses one and two.

This means that someone in the music biz said "Y'know, this song is OK, but it would be even better if it sounded just like everything else on the radio!" Because, obviously, it's not real music unless it's overproduced within an inch of its life. I mean, come on, can we really not have different sounding music on the radio?

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bitterlawngnome
Feb. 15th, 2013 05:11 pm (UTC)
No. And also, no adult music. Everything must suitable for teens.
songdogmi
Feb. 15th, 2013 06:58 pm (UTC)
I know it sounds like sour grapes coming from the likes of me, but I haven't been "discovered" by the music biz, and I hope to never be discovered if it means this sort of crap.
maxauburn
Feb. 16th, 2013 02:05 am (UTC)
This is why I avoid all radio.

My favorite music will always be classical, music of the 1960's & 70's, some country, big band, the blues, and songs that were recorded during 1910 to 1945.
songdogmi
Feb. 16th, 2013 05:38 pm (UTC)
I want to hear music I haven't heard before, so I keep trying radio, which gives radio more chances to disappoint me, unfortunately.
maxauburn
Feb. 16th, 2013 08:22 pm (UTC)
Ask other people what they like-it's how I got into a lot of music I like currently.
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