You’d think they’d be listening wouldn’t you?
The truth is music listening habits have changed and they have done so drastically. With that it also means music is changing. Here is something to get the wheels turning: in the 80s, the average time before you heard the vocals on any pop song was 23 seconds. Today it’s just 5 seconds. This isn’t a coincidence. It’s a calculated move. People’s attention spans are shorter than ever and music has to change to accommodate that.