Jul 3, 2011
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not for everyone

For a moment, let’s assume the statement “contemporary music is not for everyone” has nothing to do with exclusion.

Instead, let’s think of it as a concession. No matter how great the programming, how approachable the music and setting in which it is heard, how clever the gimmick, how cheap the admission — contemporary music will not win over everyone.

But contemporary music could use some more support, more promotion in modern social outlets, more real (and loyal) fans.

And I think that if the statement “contemporary music is not for everyone” was a concession instead of a means of exclusion, a few of those elusive loyal fans might be added to the ranks.

I think we can maintain sophistication without ending up highbrow.

More on this later.

  1. cooperottum posted this