Internet piracy changed the game. Lady Gaga, Bieber and Hannah Montana get media attention because their fans are too young to know about others or download free music. Country music thrives because their fans also buy CDs.
On the upside while there may no longer be supergroups like Oasis, there may be a bunch of small groups catering to different tastes. I personally think it’s better to have more successful bands than an “all or nothing” system like the old school music industry.
I see the same thing happening in the business world.
In the future, there ll be the fortune 500,000. Less big public companies, and huge number of small private companies. A more robust system, not so dependent on the stock market. Why do I say this? I feel more people now want to be in control of their destiny. That idea is taking over the world. If you got an internet connection, you can see what successful people are doing and you have to be naive to believe others also don’t desire that as well.