1) Do you think there is a future for linear TV? If not, why not? If so, why so?
2) It’s been said that the songs of today are so terrible, they won’t be remembered or played in five years, let alone 40 or 50 years.
Why is it that many stations on the radio dial still play music that is almost half a century or more old?
(And it’s not because the listeners are all old, btw.)
To put it in perspective, if you were a young person in 1975 with current music on the radio from Elton John and David Bowie, there would be dozens of stations devoted to music from 1925. Which of course, did not happen.
Why does the music of today have no longevity? Where’s P. Diddy (or whatever his name is now), or Jay-Z, or Shaggy, or Nelly, or Ashanti, or Usher? Do you think people will be humming Lil Nas X or Pitbull in 10 years? Where’s Rihanna?
To further put it in perspective, the Rolling Stones just sold out two nights in LA as part of their latest tour. They have been putting it out there for 60 years. Will Justin Bieber be putting it out there in 60 years?
What are your thoughts?
3) Based on what you’ve learned so far, where do you think this industry is going? Will we all have TVs and phones mounted in our heads? What’s going to happen to linear TV and commercial radio? When will newspapers die? Discuss!