“Radio, in its ideal, provided both an outlet for musical discovery and a place for a geographically based community to gather. Talk radio, whether about politics or sports, provides the latter, but as musical communities become more fragmented, is there a place for the more casual listener—the person who might want to hear the occasional new track sprinkled into their favorites and visit a station’s van at a show, but who doesn’t neccessarily have time to dig through websites and “related” links on YouTube—to discover music as well? Has the viral world replaced radio, and does that mean that a song needs a hook that isn’t just its chorus, like the goofy pony dance PSY performs in the “Gangnam Style” video?”
I really like this quote, but I really don’t like the magazine on the iphone only model. It must be possible for us to pay for a feed and plop it on any media.