David Byrne has released the August edition of his monthly playlist series, titled "Tomorrow's Hits Today." He wanted to highlight more up-and-coming and currently popular artists with this list, bucking reports that older music is more popular today. He writes:
There was yet another article that came out this week noting that old music is way more popular than new music. “70% of the music market is old songs”, one article states. There are numerous reasons for this: there are way more old songs than new ones, and with unlimited choice on streaming, well… you do the math. Algorithms are proposed as an explanation as well. That said, there are lots of incredible new songs and new music appearing all the time... This playlist is the evidence. Some of these artists will be familiar, some will not. Some are what might be called “commercial”, others are more unusual. All are worth checking out. Enjoy!
(apologies to Daptone Records for borrowing their slogan)