In this era of access to all music and everything about it, I do enjoy reading artist interviews, and pay attention to artists’ views on the modern music industry. What caught me recently were Mark Ronson’s remarks on songwriting in the age of the playlist in The Guardian:
People listen to the playlists just like they were radio stations. I seriously doubt that records made in the 1960s were purposefully written/produced to be AM radio friendly, well until “The Monkees” and the whole bubble-gum nonsense.
Serious listeners abandoned AM. FM took over. FM went the way of AM (thanks Clear Channel). Now we have music services, which, for a fee, can provide us what we want to hear, not what producers think will be “skip proof”
I think I have skipped maybe 12 songs in the past year, and removed the offending songs from my library.
Want a skip-proof playlist? Radio Paradise 😉