Sunday, April 24, 2011

Are Indie Artists Improving Pop Music?

Richard Trapunski of Spinner certainly thinks so.

From the story –
In the last few years, pop music started taking risks and this began, as most such movements do, in the indie scene.

It's no secret that the musical landscape is evolving rapidly and that tried-and-true methods are no longer infallible. The internet has democratized the record industry and even proven stars are often unable to adapt to the increasingly uncertain terrain.

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Still, the fact that edgy, forward-thinking music is coming from the realm of pop is surprising to say the least. Inextricably linked to record sales, the pop industry is typically perceived as one of the last major bastions of musical conservatism, a genre mired in a system that often resists adaptation.
I have to admit that I haven’t listened to a lot of the artists mentioned in the story, but there does seem to be more pop music that isn’t terrible these days.  Hopefully this is a trend that continues long into the future.

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