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Old 12-12-2018, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Classic rock isn't limited to those far reaches in terms of popularity. Many cities in the Midwest (and elsewhere) still maintain a very active club scene with live rock.
I meant Bieber (and other has-been pop stars), but I agree.
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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This site will be of interest to the OP. It has the radio ratungs of every city. You will get a feel for what music is popular in every metro. This site uses an industry term CHR (contemporary hit radio) to describe the pop format you are thinking of that plays Bieber and similar artists. Rhythmic CHR might play some of those artists but leans towards hip hop.

https://ratings.radio-online.com/cgi.../arb_menu_date
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Old 12-13-2018, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Can I ask how old you are, OP?

On City-Data, I've often noticed that there is a belief among many that all that exists to contemporary music is a vacuum of American Top 40 and absolutely nothing else.

We see thread after thread like "Why is modern music so bad?", and it makes me wonder how these people consume music. With the advent of streaming media and multiple different avenues for attracting a large fan base aside from radio, the biggest music labels that are driven by profit are forced to crank out more and more generic crap to appeal to the lowest common denominator. This is why the current mix of artists you hear on Top 40 commercial radio stations (which themselves are funded by advertising revenue and can't survive without huge numbers of listeners) is so collectively unremarkable and talentless. It's easy listening meant to appeal to undiscerning tastes.

Do people not realize that there's a thriving music industry out there with a lot of quality stuff that you will never hear on commercial radio? Try familiarizing yourselves with your city's public radio stations, or follow the happenings of music festivals with up-and-coming bands and artists. Use the "Discover" section on Spotify. Ask what your grandkids are listening to. Hear what's popular overseas.

Anyone who thinks that the modern music world is monopolized by Ariana Grandes, Drakes, or whatever other random interchangeable hip-hop artists are popular this week, simply isn't paying attention and is allowing mass media to tell them what's popular but not necessarily what's good.
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Old 12-14-2018, 01:04 PM
 
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Southern California.
If I had to choose a place, I'd argue it's Florida.
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:38 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Can I ask how old you are, OP?

On City-Data, I've often noticed that there is a belief among many that all that exists to contemporary music is a vacuum of American Top 40 and absolutely nothing else.

We see thread after thread like "Why is modern music so bad?", and it makes me wonder how these people consume music. With the advent of streaming media and multiple different avenues for attracting a large fan base aside from radio, the biggest music labels that are driven by profit are forced to crank out more and more generic crap to appeal to the lowest common denominator. This is why the current mix of artists you hear on Top 40 commercial radio stations (which themselves are funded by advertising revenue and can't survive without huge numbers of listeners) is so collectively unremarkable and talentless. It's easy listening meant to appeal to undiscerning tastes.

Do people not realize that there's a thriving music industry out there with a lot of quality stuff that you will never hear on commercial radio? Try familiarizing yourselves with your city's public radio stations, or follow the happenings of music festivals with up-and-coming bands and artists. Use the "Discover" section on Spotify. Ask what your grandkids are listening to. Hear what's popular overseas.

Anyone who thinks that the modern music world is monopolized by Ariana Grandes, Drakes, or whatever other random interchangeable hip-hop artists are popular this week, simply isn't paying attention and is allowing mass media to tell them what's popular but not necessarily what's good.
Good post, and a mind opening one at that. so well done. I just found the thread premise with Bieber in the title was, well awful. Only because he kinda embodies all those negative steretypes on what's crap about the music today. So, if Bieber is setting the tone of the thread, that's just well… yuck! And then to throw the thread for a 180 and ask where is classic rock still popular. I'm confused. Clear Channel/ iHeartMedia is playing the same crap in all 50 states. Im sure we could gauge where country music has it's highs and lows in popularity in geographical context, though it's still really popular everywhere. But I'll say, I'm currently enjoying contemporary Christmas music.
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