No, guitar music isn't dead
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It’s no doubt the charts are dominated by hip-hop club bangers or Ed Sheeran-esque ballads, so: how are guitar bands surviving, and (more importantly) where are they? As the question stands: is guitar music dead? My answer is definitely not, but I do think it has lost is exposure to the mainstream. In recent decades guitar bands, formerly the essence of British music, have been pushed aside on radio, television and in the mainstream sphere. Even if there is a great deal of promising guitar music/bands out there, it is largely pushed down the agenda by companies to the point where it barely gets deserved exposure. For young people, the methods of radio, streaming, and charts are the most accessible, and therefore will only listen to music via these mediums – so for individuals who want anything other than friendly pop must attempt to find/listen to it.
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