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[Music and Rock Bands] Are bands obsolete? Causes of Decline and Future Prospects

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The band was very popular among young people in the late 1900s and early 2000s. Many posters were posted in music studios, etc., such as member recruitment, and many applications and recruitment were done. However, as commercial rock music is declining worldwide in the 2010s, the number of people forming bands is rapidly decreasing. Why is this?

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Is the band obsolete?

Speaking of rock bands in the past, they were popular with women and were said to be a star occupation. The time when Radiohead, Oasis, etc. were sending news was exactly the heyday of rock. However, rock is no longer on the hit charts, and hip-hop and EDM are at their peak. The number of people who want to join rock bands is decreasing, and the number of people who are doing music activities on their own is increasing. Why are rock bands disappearing?

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gather members

The troublesome part of the band is collecting vocals, guitar, bass guitar, and drums. Depending on the band, we may need more keyboards and other instruments. And we can only work when it is convenient for all members. Due to such restrictions, the number of people who are active as a band is decreasing. The times are diversifying, the rhythm of life and the time spent are diversifying, so it is an activity style that does not suit the times.

Advances in DTM

People who are doing music in this era are only hip hop and electronic music. One of the reasons for this is the progress of DTM. Music production has become relatively easy on computers, and the hurdles have been lowered, so the need to dare to form a band is fading. Because you can do activities individually, there is no merit to form a band.

Sales are divided by the number of people

Sales are also an issue. In the case of a band, it is often formed by about 4 people, so the profits obtained from band activities are also divided equally. Therefore, there are many people who lose their motivation. We are dependent on other members, so the sales per person are also reduced. In order for all the band members to survive, they will have to keep making sales.

band sound is not popular

In the first place, bands are already declining in the world of commercial music. Rock itself is becoming a relic of the past. Let’s take a look at the hit chart. You’ll find plenty of hip-hop and electronic music, but no rock. This is a global trend, not just one country.

how to live in a band

So what should the band do in the future? In fact, the future is expected to be quite grim. In the world of commercial music, rock is already in decline, so it’s better to think that it’s pretty difficult to survive with just a band.

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do not rely on members

The biggest risk for bands is to become dependent on others. The biggest risk is not being able to work unless everyone is together. Sole proprietorships have to keep making money. Stop relying on members. Start doing something you can do on your own. Or if you really want to do rock, you can start a solo project and work alone.

other sources of income

It’s realistically difficult to do with just a band. The world of commercial music has already proven this. I have to say that it is quite difficult to survive as a band because rock itself is no longer in demand. Still, if the band continues, it will be important to make other income. There is no choice but to succeed in investment and entrepreneurship.

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