Question: Is the next generation going to lose out on good music?
I'm 16 and I've just spent the last 2 hours listening to one of my favorite bands the Gorillaz, and I just sat there and thought "Is this band going to disintegrate within the next 10-20 years?" Because of new singers like Justin Bieber. I just don't understand what kids are listening to this age, and I'm a kid and have to put up with it! I talk to people my age now, and half of them don't even like The Beatles? How mad is that?! I think I might be the only one of my friends who even know who Gorillaz are? They're listening to dreadful Disney stars, I mean come on! Get some real music on your iPod! I have this horrible feeling that I'm going to spend my adult life listening to crap artists on the radio and not really good artists who deserve it. I mean, I never hear The Killers or RHCP on the radio anymore, and in fact hardly any songs by The Beatles and Fleetwood MAc. What does everyone else think?
Oh please. Do you know when Gorillaz released their debut album? In 2001. You know who was huge around that time? N'Sync, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Shaggy, etc. Gorillaz has never been -overly- played on the top 40s.
As long as there has been amazing music, there's been the baffling success of seemingly-talentless and soulless musicians and bands. Before Bieber there was the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Jesse McCartney, 98 Degrees, N'Sync, Hanson, New Kids on the Block... This isn't a new development, and there will always be great music available if you're willing to search for it. The next generation will be just like this one and our predecessors. Most will be satisfied listening to the top 40s--and as long as they enjoy it, good for them, let them listen to what they want. But there will always be music fans that are willing to dig for the music they want.
EDIT: Also, I promise you that Gorillaz will never disintegrate because of pop musicians like Justin Bieber, lol. Damon Albarn is one of the most passionate musicians I can think of. He seems to genuinely -love- what he does. So when he retires Gorillaz, it will be because he wants to focus his attentions on another of his many projects, or his family, or because he'll feel its the right time to end the band.
i hear you some people just dont know real music. Justin bieber and all these other pop singers at the end of the day can not write good songs let alone sing them. I was on a song on youtube last night and one person said that Jb is better then michael jackson i could not believe it is this guy crazy.Im a Linkin park fan myself
I don't even know where to start here...
Everyone has their own taste when it comes to music, but not everyone is as interested or open minded in music as you are. You can't expect everyone to put as much time into discovering new music, look up older or more alternative bands. And that's exactly the kind of people that Justin Bieber's and Kesha's music is aimed at. Music that's easy to listen to, with some catchy melodies, a "catch-phrase" ('I whip my hair back and forth'), a recognizable synth sound...
You're not the only one who's interested in rock, there are a lot of kids who are still interested in rock music, you just haven't met them yet. And even in a distant future, people will still listen to bands like the Beatles. But every band will always be disliked by (at least) some people. Don't forget that a lot of people didn't like the Beatles in the 60's.
I think you should respect other peoples taste in music, no matter how horrible you think it is. Because they should respect yours just as well. If it's really that important to you, you can always meet other with the same or a similar taste in music as you. And that can open a new world for you as well, because there is a lot of good music that you've never heard of. There is simply so much good music, that it's impossible to get to know every single song or artist.
I'm not saying this because I'm a fan of Justin Bieber or have a different taste in music than you. I'm a musician with a broad taste in music. It can be really frustrating to try to become a skilled musician that makes good songs just to see 'the most silly things' are more populair. But I start to accept that, and try to make music I like, and play it for the people that like the music that I make. It doesn't matter if other people don't like it.
I think everyone has their own definition of "good music".
And personally, I don't really enjoy listening to any of the bands you listed.
I'm 19, and When I think good music, I think anything from John Williams, to the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, to Vampire Weekend.
My 11 year old niece thinks Miranda Cosgrove and Justin Bieber are whats good.
I grew up in a small town and at my prom, the only music that was played was country because thats what was popular there. My mom wasn't even allowed to go to her prom because they were playing music by the Beatles.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
But don't knock other peoples music tastes because you don't like it.