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Noise Pop: Why Pop is the Most Promising Genre of the 21st Century

The contemporary music scene is the world’s truest democracy. Together, we created Justin Bieber — let’s not forget that his debut was a YouTube video uploaded by his mother, and the denizens of the internet (preteen girls and skeptics alike) catapulted him into international stardom. This type of crowd-sourced A&R is extremely empowering. The question is: will we use this for good or for evil?