PHLOTE DAILY NOTES 12.18.20

Feels like experimentation is coming back to music.

Since the end of the jazz age, there hasn’t been an era that wasn’t watered down by commercialization. I’ve lived in a few different pop star eras, where the pop artists “pop” due to their originality, and then many others copy their style to become pop-star derivatives. Everything starts to blend together and one sound can perpetuate for a long time. We’re seeing that now.

The industry is no longer to blame, since their power to control the airwaves is less than it’s ever been. The barriers to entry to…