Each year brings the promise of renewal, of hopes and dreams. It’s a clean slate, so we’re free to landscape the upcoming twelve months with good stuff and cross our fingers that it all comes true.
With that in mind, I thought I’d start this year’s surveys on a positive note: What are your hopes for music in 2018? I’ll start.
- A continuation of a rock revival as a way of rebelling against the weirdness in the world (cf. Donald Trump and his “stable genius”).
- Related to above, I’d like to see more rock fans embrace streaming. Hip-hop and R&B dominate now, so that’s where labels are spending all their money. If more rock songs start getting more streaming numbers, the labels will start paying more attention to promoting and developing our music.
- A Tool album. Please?
Your turn. What would you like to see come to pass in the world of music before the clock ticks past 11:59:59 December 31, 2018? Let me know and I’ll report back on my 6pm show on 102.1 The Edge tomorrow (January 9).