Interesting take from a musician/producer on what killed Rock & Roll, or more precisely, what caused its fall from a worldwide music phenomenon to a niche genre.
I think they make a lot of sense explaining how the music industry got to where it is today.
They cite the Telecommunications Act of 1996 as the root cause to the end of Rock as we know it. Who knew that legislation designed to increase competition in the telecom and cable industries would have the exact polar opposite effect and lead to the emergence of dumbed-down homogenized music as the dominant form.
But it makes perfect sense. When an industry is dominated by a small handful of profit-driven mega-companies that control everything you read, watch, and listen to then creativity and innovation are often the first to be sacrificed for the bottom line.