bobsal u1553115 wrote:
I love the way Australian musicians mix it up. We have club music but it just doesn't compare to the richness of pub music. We in the US polish everything up to overly "pure" and rigid and narrowly defined.
Most of the music I share is 80's and 90's, because that's when I was experiencing it.
It was long before Youtube and Spotify etc. So artists couldn't have their work exposed to a billion people overnight. As I've referenced before, our industry is small simply as a function of our population, and was smaller then. So you go back to that time, artists that wanted to be successful, needed wide ranging appeal. There simply wasn't a big enough audience for a highly pigeonholed genre.
Referencing Hinge's observations above, the live music scene here isn't coming back in the way that we experienced it.