However, contrary to popular belief, modern technology seems to be helping classic rock and heavy metal. Remember how the Buggles said that "Video Killed the Radio Star”? Well, you can relax, because the internet isn’t killing anybody. In fact, it might even be raising the dead. Gaming Realms, the company that has just launched Spin Genie, claims that growth in mobile internet is one of the most powerful trends in the internet landscape and the global smartphone and tablet installed base is expected to exceed the PC installed base during 2013.” With so many people now using mobile technology as their premier source of information, companies are taking notice, and they’re doing all that they can to spread the word of the many different genres of music out there.
We have websites like 8tracks, which have now released their own mobile app, where users can listen to the best playlists for their current mood and whatever genre they feel like listening to at the moment. A special tagging system and spinner ensures that users are exposed to only the kind of music they want to listen to, and it’s proven to be a great way for people to discover bands that play their kind of music. And let’s not forget the dozens of radio stations that now offer their own mobile apps for their listeners to be able to tune into classic rock, no matter where they may be.
Music may have changed, and we may have millions of people agreeing that classic rock has died, but thanks to mobile technology and hardcore fans such as yourself, we may soon see its resurgence.