That’s a harsh headline, but it does try to make a point. Hear me out.
I was at the gym the other day when Janis Joplin’s “Me and Bobby McGee” came on. About halfway through the song, I thought “Someone with a voice like that would never get signed today. All people seem to want are female singers that pretty much sound the same.”
Other singers came to mind: Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Bjork, Cher, Bonnie Tyler–even Whitney Houston and Celine Dion. They all have distinctive voices that don’t really fit in with contemporary trends.
I was still thinking about why this is the case when I ran across this video. Does this answer any questions?