The Future of Music

CBC News posted an article that’s an interesting read with some thought-provoking questions about what the music of the future will sound like. Dan Brown ponders, “Will the way that people access music have an effect on the content of that music?”

I forsee the Internet bringing an ever-increasingly diverse sound into the mainstream because it makes available artists, styles, and even means of making music from a global palette to even the most remote corners of countries where musical experimentation breeds. Whereas an aspiring kid growing up in the rural South might have been predestined to a blues or country-oriented style before, now there’s a potential for his style to be more heavily influenced by the sounds from a New Zealand Maori tribe. Consider how Middle Eastern musical influences have worked their way into mainstream pop in the past 2-3 years…