August 16, 2009 6:21am CST
new music is released almost everyday. i wonder how some get to hear a song as soon as it is released in the radio.. what station do they listen to? i mean i listen to stations but i don't get to hear new songs.. hmmnn.. i just wonder..
17 Aug 09
First of all, I think there are a few new songs as compared to our time during the 80s. Unfortunately, I assume only 2% are new and the rest are remakes and revivals. But to answer your question, this is all about business and product marketing. If the station is famous and influential, they will probably be among the first ones to play new songs. Producers will invest money to market the song and will not of course choose a poor station to promote it. Then, if the audience requested for that song again it means that that the DJ will play it over and over again until there will be another new one. During the 80s, there were a lot of shows that collect news songs and test them on air. There are the famous American TOP 40, Billboard, and some also are local here in the Philippines. But since the music industry is dying globally, only a few producers have the guts to invest money. If the golden days will be here again, there are at least 1 new song weekly. Thanks!
17 Aug 09
Actually, the music industry per se is not dying. It's the art and passion of the artists and composers that is deteriorating. For me, it seems that only a few are making music for expression and most of them are doing it to be rich and famous. I wonder if the music of today can still be remake or revive 20 years from now, just like they are doing with the old music. I guess people who lived in the 70s and 80s can agree with me. Thanks!