I listen to a lot of newly released music.
As a consumer, I find that I really enjoy Spotify and having so much access to new stuff is one big reason.
I feel that there is a shift away from collaboration in music. Maybe that’s just me thinking that way; I don’t know.
I do know however, that the technology allows for endless options as far as composing, arranging and editing music. So, an individual can produce a purely individual artistic vision and release it to the public. Most of it goes unnoticed…of coarse.
I think that popular culture is dominated by games, advertising and film; all almost (to me) unfathomably collaborative pursuits. None of that stuff hits home with me these days and I think, partly because it’s produced by committee at every step.
Is art by committee even possible? Or, is it just product that’s done that way?