Originally Posted by FloorJack
That makes no sense at all. Like one band write and preforms a song and after they are done it will never be heard in public again?
I was somewhat unclear there; I was referring to bands that make a career out of covering tunes written by other bands, or even the trend towards bands modeling themselves on existing, or past major acts, such as "Beatles cover bands" or "Rolling Stones cover bands", or "whoever cover bands" If this trend took hold to an even greater extent, songwriters and music acts would likely be less inclined to write new material, under the impression that the "listening public only want to listen to songs that they already know".... which is, of course, not the case. However, listening to corporate music radio, especially in the area of "classic rock"... the playlist is (usually) so limited and small that listeners know specific bands on account of one or two (arbitrary) tunes which get repeated ad nauseam, as if the artists in question only wrote those one or two songs.