This page largely superseded by some of the writing on TechnologyAndMusic.
But perhaps that should be moved back here.
... apparently, by end of the 90s, musical-production technology seems to stop evolving, and so does the sound. Great music is still being produced, but sounds remarkably like genres that existed 10, 20 or 30 years earlier.
But technology is about to start shaking up the distribution and consumption of music dramatically ...
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