The future of songwriting

Musician and producer Mike Errico writing at The Independent:

In songs, we get new, and repeated, information doled out to us in an engaging way that makes it stick in our heads. We learnt language like this – we sing the ABCs – and, in many ways, pop songs are like nursery rhymes for adults [...] They both seek to satisfy us on a basic, neurological level.

But, in watching the industry disassemble and recombine, I'm reminded of how much the delivering technology has also been at play.

Mike poses some terrific questions as to how streaming music will impact on song form as it becomes the preferred medium. A fun thought experiment, if nothing else. 

Source: The Independent