Change is essential, be it slow and steady or sudden and unexpected. A few things tend to change suddenly while a few gradually with time. And the same happened with the music industry. If we look back to a few decades back music, which was for the entertainment of kings and queens, it was filled with ballads of great victories, praise, losses, romance, and more.
Just as nothing is constant, music has also been evolving through ages. There were famous voices like Vish Krishnan, Jyoti Bai, Devika Rani. Then came the era of legends like Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Mukesh, and many soulful voices. As Indians, we are very blessed and privileged to have a land full of cultural richness. And so we get to experience a substantial regional diversity. It is also said that Indian music is one of the world’s oldest unbroken musical traditions.
As we evolved with a number of voices and their style of singing, the same way we shifted from regional, Classical to high paced music. Earlier, certain types of music were considered to be controversial. But slowly with changing times, we have come to accept, and currently, there is nothing contradictory in music unless you are stealing someone’s music.
We moved from Lata Mangeshkar‘s voice to famous voices like Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, and others who have also been part of our childhood. Later, came another wave of evolution, and the music industry got more open and accepting of the change.
Today we have a new type of music coming in. Earlier, we had regional songs. Today we love listening to raps and high pumping tracks just with time and we also have lost our long attention span. And no wonder our grandparents tell us today’s music doesn’t hold the quality and essence it had years back. And we would say to our grandchildren years later that the music would have changed to a more significant deal.