What Is the Actual Value Of Music
It's not news that the music industry is in a bit of a slump right now. Some of you may bemoan the dearth of new, good music that's available, but I would suggest that you're just looking for your new music in the old places, which have become the wrong places. Industry muckety-mucks will bemoan the fact that no one in the recording industry is making money save for a few "pop" artists at the top of the musical pyramid, while at the same time a vast majority of music lovers are bemoaning the fact that mainstream music just isn't that good anymore. Changes in technology have caused a lot of disruption in the music industry, but the people who make and sell the music need to shoulder some of the blame – as do the consumers of music.
Rather than comment on the quality of music being marketed today, in this piece I want to comment on the value of music being made today – by comparing the value of music (and other staples) over the past fifty years.
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