Wednesday, January 28, 2015
And why not? After all, it is the music business! In fact, it always has been a business, but one balanced precariously on the fulcrum of popular taste.
Where those two ideas and trends intersect, is usually responsible for the kind of music we get.
All of this went through a revolutionary shift in the post war years, another time of creative destruction in the business of music. The results of which, changed music forever.
Professor and journalist Ben Yagoda examines this time in The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song
My conversation with Ben Yagoda: