Jeff Pollack Defends New Music
October 4, 2010 at 4:07 PM (PT)
In a guest column on THE HUFFINGTON POST, POLLACK MEDIA GROUP CHAIRMAN/CEO of Global Media and Entertainment JEFF POLLACK disputed the notion that the quality of new music TODAY is any worse than it was during the '60s, '70s or any preceding decade. The column, bluntly entitled, "No, New Music Doesn't Suck," can be read in its entirety here.
"I have been struck by the number of comments to some of my recent blogs about the continued deterioration of the traditional music business, that the main culprit (other than the greed of the labels) is the low quality of new music today," he wrote. "But it's simply not the case. This tired argument has been used by each succeeding generation after they pass through their primary music discovery years.
"It's easy to forget that the majority of music of every era and every genre was disposable," he continued. "We forget that THE BEATLES flourished at the same time as FREDDIE AND THE DREAMERS and HERMAN HERMITS ... In each era, a few bands are truly great, but mostly the old disposable music is replaced by equally forgettable songs ... no different than what is being produced by IDOL today."