The music industry as been slowly going downhill for awhile..but I think it's gotten worse lately. Most of the acts aren't homegrown bands anymore but groups or performers that were thrown together by folks in the music business. I read somewhere that these kids have talent but there's no desire to continue showcasing someone who will eventually end up taking all of the profits. So we usually end up with singers with no songwriting talent going nowhere after their first smash album. This explains why music on the airwaves seems to have gone downhill. I usually play CDs but the other day I tuned in to an FM station and they were pretty much playing the same stuff I listened to back in the 90s. Taylor Swift is rumored to be really good but I've never heard song one of hers yet she just won album of the year. Beonce is no doubt a great talent and she won performer of the year last night which I believe was long overdue. I suspect this was kind of a payback for her loss to Swift in the Video awards earlier this year. You know....the infamous Kanye West 'Drunken Schpeal' incident. Problem is I don't know much about the rest of the acts. If a song is played on the radio they don't even tell us who the performer was. We have to guess I suppose. Is the music industry really this bad or are all of the really good talents being blocked from success by studio manufactured posers? Where are the Led Zeppelins and Beatles. Where are the James Browns, Earth Wind & Fire, and Temptations. Does anyone else feel the same way?