Was 2016 The End Of Music As We Know It?

It’s been a huge year for music. Beyonce releasing ‘Lemonade’ feels like eons ago. David Bowie and Leonard Cohen both dropped stunning final albums within weeks of departing this world (leaving us with a whole new type of artform; the incredible ‘I’m about to die’ album, which we’ve never really seen before).

Adele reigned supreme, Drake had monster hits, and pop music has become incredibly more downtempo and R&B focussed. Album sales are meaning less and less, and the most important component of a successful music career is visibility, streams and web clicks.

‘The Telegraph’ have summed it all up rather nicely, and argue that visibility may be important than the music itself these days:

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