What would happen if Dick Clark came into the music scene today? Or any of the greats from the past? How well would they do? Are they great because they're great? Or because of a system that was so i
You see, in the past the music industry (including it's delivery service aka radio) was much like long distance calling in 1981. You could make a long distance call but you didn't have much choice who would route that call or what they would charge you. That gave a tremendous advantage to the "chosen ones" that the industry saw fit to nurture into super stars.
Take a guy like Elvis Presley. Would he make it in today's music industry?
The "impact" in popular culture in the Dick Clark era wasn't organic. It was contrived. I'm not saying Dick Clark didn't have talent. What I am saying is he was a beneficiary of a big powerful machine that had a tight control on what people heard & listened too. Artists & media personalities do not have that option today.
I'd love if we could start the history of music on today's terms. What a different looking place it would be too.
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