Bonafide Posted July 2, 2001 Share Posted July 2, 2001 As all of these posts about 'teenybopper' music have had some debate (For lack of a better word),It seems that the majority of guests on this board could care less about modern teen pop. Is this a sign of the demographic of this forum? I realize influence comes from everywhere, but most of us find a certain 'nitch' that our own songs fall into, whether it be country, AAA, classic rock etc. Even if you can't exactly label it, it has to be fall somewhere. Growing up listening to artists like Stevie Wonder, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Blood Sweat and Tears, Van Morrison, Carol King, James Taylor, Bread, Little River band, Wings, Elton John, Martha Reeves, Smoky Robinson,Etc.. I find that my songs do tend to stay on the 'Softer?' side of things. Does This make me dated? If I would rather hear a funky beat like Aretha's "Rock Steady" beat than a Hip Hop beat, Does this make me dated? I wonder sometimes. I still like to listen to ALL of those albums and I pull from them for inspiration. Being that music is my career, I listen to modern radio as much as possible simply to hear what is current and 'happening' right now and to absorb production ideas. But when the lights go out, I am back writing stuff that would have (maybe?) been bigger in the early 70's AAA market. The feeling I get about the Industry these days is that there is room for a whole lot of diversity. How true is that? Cheers. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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