Is it the young guys who think they know what the ‘awaam’ wants that are the most conservative? Are they the ones holding back the industry from progressing?

In this clip, Frank Zappa explains the decline of the music industry in the 80’s, and how the old guys who had no idea about what the ‘kids’ were listening to were more willing to experiment. The Baby Boomer hippies, on the other hand, thought of themselves as the tastemakers, and believed they knew what the kids wanted to hear.

Can this be applied to our own music industry?