"This singular fascination with novelty isn’t anything particularly terrible, it is only a single aspect of the death of music’s relevance."

New
music is posted and almost overnight it goes in and out of fashion.
This singular fascination with novelty isn’t anything particularly
terrible, it is only a single aspect of the death of music’s relevance.

We are witnessing it in spades around us. It began with the first
attempts by corporate marketing machines to elucidate different
consumer segments and find what types of musics people identified with.
Then it increased it’s speed with the increasing perceived
segmentations of musical taste which people believe they have. The
great factor which has increased the commodification of this music
exponentially has been the creation of the mp3 codec and the
development of high bandwidth interwebs with social networking
applications. But the real culprit underlieing the death of music’s
relevance has nothing to do with the market forces that are driving it.
Rather, it has to do with the pure form of the music itself: the manner
of how it is created and it’s expressions are organized meaningfully.
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