> I think there would have to be a next genera explosion.
> Thats what got 99x to the legend level, Alt. Rock blew up,
> and X rode the wave. Now that alternative isn’t really
> alternative…X is in a slump.
> When it took the “hot new thing” of angry Limp Bizket rock
> back in 99-00…it rode the wave longer than “grunge” did.
> They dropped that music, went back to their alternative
> roots, and lost some listeners. But I'd be willing to bet,
> the listeners they have now are more dedicated today than 6
> years ago.
> Now, you have at least 2 stations per format, so whatever
> takes off, will be automatically split in half.
> I doubt you’re ever going to have a classic formatted
> station explode. The audience has heard it all before. By
> definition, its not new, nor is it fresh. Its not what
> anyone is clawing down a door to hear. People aren’t
> rioting in the streets because the record store is sold out
> of REO Speedwagon.
> So until a Nirvana-esque event happens in music…I don’t
> think you’ll see a station that everyone has on their
If what you say ultimately comes true (and I think it will), it'll be quite interesting to see what this new music sounds like.
Let us live so that 100 years from now, someone may be proud of us.