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Mainstream Music and the Death of Creativity

With the GRAMMYs being on today…figured I should reblog this always apropos entry that I made on Mixolydian.



                As someone who is a part of this community of music, I am often confronted with questions of my own conscience. I always have to ask myself if I am doing enough to propagate real music, music that is an authentic artistic expression. At the very least, music that objectively demonstrates effort, whether or not I find it aesthetically pleasing. More and more, I am finding the world I live in, namely a western society, becoming complacent in the music that is consumed by the masses. More importantly, the music that my generation and younger are responsible for supporting, both financially and verbally.  Fads come and go, and music itself is not dead (in fact, in all corners of the world it is quite alive), but the consumer market displays disturbing musical trends on a daily basis. The media then forces these trends on us, telling us that…

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