Tag Archives: Pop Music

It’s not an illusion, pop music really is worse than ever.

~ It’s not because you’re “old,” or a “hipster” that pop music throughout the 2000’s sounds boringly similar.  Turns out the majority of hit pop songs are not actually written by Taylor Swift and the various other stars, but cranked out by a handful of anonymous European producers, according to a nearly mathematical formula.  Amazingly, it’s been the same clique since the late nineties writing most of the songs.

~ Read the details here and here, and learn the names of the real “pop stars.”  Then kick back with some seventies vinyls and you’ll feel much better.

~ Thanks to the Atlantic and the New Yorker for the articles, speaking of old school quality.

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About This Letter to #AppleMusic from #TaylorSwift

It’s the perfect response.  Her message is polite, intelligent, rational and insistent.
I have had my serious falling out with Apple over music and equipment quality issues as detailed on this blog and my other pages. My issues are on the customer side.
Read Taylor’s Blog Post here.  It’s a spot on take regarding the artist side of the Apple Music controversies.

Read more in Rolling Stone.  I think AppleMusic is likely to succeed, but the Apple we all loved under Steve Jobs seems to be degenerating fast.

Bye Bye Miss #AmericanIdol

Well, American Idol is finally being cancelled. So now’s a great time to look at 11 singers that were rejected by American Idol and then went on to make it big, including Colbie Caillat and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum. Fact is most of the biggest music artists in history probably would have been rejected. I never saw anything creatively ground breaking come from that show or any other TV talent searches. Steven Tyler was pretty funny though.