Music lifetime becomes shorter?
We’re all know the music of Elton John or The Beatles. You don’t have to like it, but at least you know them. They are some kind of “classic” of the second half of 20th century. Not to mention such greatest minds as Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart and so on, timeless classic.
And what do we see with electronic dance music, even underground one? Ears literally over flooded with music, wave after wave, thousands of releases roll-out every week on stores. I’m a DJ, so I have to remember all artists, tracks and even they BPM and key to easily construct DJ-sets on the fly. But what about people who’re out of a professional side of music? I never said something like “music of the 90s was better than today, that warm analog sound”. Actually, opposite, I think these days we have a lot of fantastic releases, just harder to find them. Yet still, even greatest tracks has become forgotten so quickly.
Guys, how long do tracks stays in your mind, or in your playlists, or on your phones? I bet, successful tracks could live for a few weeks, and very popular ones — a half year?
I’m wondering, could I left something after me after I’ll go out, some kind of trail, a footprint in the heart of listeners? But thinking about it makes me sad.
Is there any chance for a modern music producer to become a “classic” for the future generations, at least for a few decades?