Sam Spoons wrote:It's also becoming more and more difficult to find anything truly original so the incentive for those interested in music to buy new music is limited as most is derivative.
Well, it's easy to forget but when you're 12 or 13 _any_ music is original. It doesn't matter that it's a I V VI IV, the first times you hear it, it's incredibly beautiful and catchy! Truly marvelous.
It's only our ..er.. wiser ears
which make us think that certain music is derivative (and certainly most stuff is, and not just now but since centuries..) - and it's not case that a lot of the music market was (and is) for quite young people.
I think we've lost a generation. But new kids don't have to think that recorded music is worthless - if there's way to pay for it and it's not possible to steal with impunity, recorded music will still be very interesting I think.