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Re: Record Industry Decline

Oh yeah - I forgot that element. Now all the radio stations are owned
by just a few companies (Clearchannel being the biggie.) Which means
that playlists are much more standardized than they used to be. Less
variety means less "survival of the fittest", which in turn lowers
quality and gradually lowers the need to get the new cd.

Wasn't there once a time when radio playlists were more regional?

There's a fairly recent development in this in the last 5 years or so
too - radio stations without dj's. They just throw a larger-than usual
playlist into a central computer, and feed that playlist to the
'variety' station in each city. The biggest one in San Francisco has
the motto "70's, 80's, 90's, whatever we feel like". They should be
sued for false advertising - "we" implies humans and "feel" implies


On 7/6/07, BreachinThePeace@aol.com <BreachinThePeace@aol.com> was all:
> To me, this is literally the crux of the societal evolution angle. RADIO.
> It's sad that the media has become such a common place and completely
> effective tool of corporate business. Long ago they put a stop to giving 
> free choices in that we (as a unsuspecting society) via their programming
> are not allowed independent differentiations of anything, but rather 
> focus became training us "how" to differentiate in an effort to best 
> their greed manifest.
> I personally am very happy with the current state of the music business.
> Like it was many years ago in the advent of the FM radio, the Internet 
> HELPED musicians to reclaim a more so "music first, business second" 
> ________________________________
> See what's free at AOL.com.