Best Answer: You quit looking for it, dumbass Tis the internet era and your lame radio is long dead (thank god!). There is great music today if only you'd learn how to find it then we wouldn't have to listen to such utter BS!
There is good music today, but it isn't the stuff that they play on the radio over and over again. I'm older and I like the older music much better for the most part, but every once in a while I discover musicians that are modern who I think are really good. There are a ton of new independent artists who will never get played on the radio but who have loyal followings and who tour all over the world. I think it is a matter of looking for it, and finding it once in a while. But for the most part I agree with you the new music is junk. I think a lot of that is because of the internet and because people expect their music for free today. Years ago musicians made most of their money from record sales, and today they make most of their money from merchandise sales. It takes money to buy music equipment, to hire musicians and studio time, etc - and years ago people could invest the time and money into making a good recording. Years ago not anyone could get a record deal - there was an extensive screening process. Now, anyone can upload a video to Youtube and call themselves a singer. Even if they can't sing. People can promote themselves on a large scale. There are some people who are famous more for how they look than from how good of a musician they are. I can think of a few female performers whose voice sounds like fingernails on the chalkboard, but they are so stunningly beautiful that people are more than happy to pay to see them perform live in concert. (note that I said see, not hear) . I do think that the fact that people aren't willing to pay or pay much for their music has affected the quality of the music that we listen to today greatly. When was the last time you bought an LP, a cassette, or a CD? or paid for a download, or have you been listening to a lot of free music? It makes a difference in the music you listen to. Of course I can see that why would people buy music if it is trash. It is a vicious circle.