Pop Won't Eat Itself: How Independent Artists Are Improving Pop Music
Date: Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 08:54:21 UTC

How did this happen? In the last few years, pop music started taking risks and this began, as most such movements do, in the indie scene. It's no secret that the musical landscape is evolving rapidly and that tried-and-true methods are no longer infallible. The internet has democratized the record industry and even proven stars are often unable to adapt to the increasingly uncertain terrain. Just compare YouTube-spawned sensations like Justin Bieber and Rebecca Black to last year's non-comeback by Christina Aguilera, whose Bionic album failed to land any radio hits and forced the cancellation of her arena tour. Complete Article

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