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6,610 hits 2.5 (2 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 2 years ago by snarf

Are more or less than 50% of the artists in your music collection dead?


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2 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 5/15/15 - 3:00:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
I just had five songs in a row play where at least one member of the band is dead but that's unusual. I'd say I'm at about 33% dead.

I think I'll work to keep it under 50%. Unlike most old farts I believe there's always a good new artist about to pop up.
2 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 5/15/15 - 3:31:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
i'd say it's close to 25 percent or so for me. all the classical music i have, those guys have been dead for a while.

i try to like new music but i guess i have to do a better job searching for it.
2 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 5/15/15 - 3:34:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
Going by one member I am probably around 30%. Including old standards like the Beatles, PF, RS and comparatively more modern stuff like Slipknot, Avenged Sevenfold, Beastie Boys, Metallica, Gwar and the Wu Tang Clan (That list is pretty low brow, I have lots of more critically acclaimed stuff....... but they seem to be less prone to death )
2 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 5/15/15 - 12:00:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
it depends if you're counting the composer or the performer as the artist
actually it's still probably over the 50%, but that would skew it a lot more heavily
2 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 5/15/15 - 4:45:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
Many of them are dead (and died young), but not as many as 50%.
But if you count composers, most of them have been dead for centuries..
2 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 5/21/15 - 7:36:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think so. I really can't know for sure. I have a lot of multiple artist CDs and some contain musicians I never even heard of. I do have John Denver CDs and of course we all know he's dead. Pavarotti is on one of my Christmas CDs. I have a couple of Celtic Thunder CDs and one of the original five died. And of course a lot of the singers in my Christmas collection are dead because they're really old songs.
2 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 5/28/15 - 5:16:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
None of the artists that I listen to are dead.
2 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 5/29/15 - 4:59:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 5/15/15 - 3:00:17 AM snarf wrote:
I just had five songs in a row play where at least one member of the band is dead...

Oh, well if the standard is having at least one member of the band be dead, I'd say yeah, absolutely well over 50% of my music was created in part by someone who is now dead.

On Thursday 5/28/15 - 5:16:45 PM ZeldaXx wrote:
None of the artists that I listen to are dead.

On Friday 5/15/15 - 3:00:17 AM snarf wrote:
I think I'll work to keep it under 50%. Unlike most old farts I believe there's always a good new artist about to pop up.

I'd say there is an acceptable range where if there aren't many (or any) dead musicians in your collection, you're probably not well-versed in history and you aren't too diverse. (Or you're young.) On the other end, if they're nearly all dead, you've stagnated. And aren't too diverse.
2 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 5/29/15 - 5:04:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
"...absolutely well over 50% of my music was created in part by someone who is now dead."
I mean performers, not composers, songwriters, producers, assistant sound editors, etc, duh.
1 yr ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 11/22/15 - 1:40:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
Dead artists that I listen to are 2Pac, Eazy-E, Notorious B.I.G., Nate Dogg, Proof, etc
1 yr ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 11/22/15 - 1:48:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
I DON'T THINK SO
1 yr ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 2/9/16 - 12:24:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
The artist in my music collection is dead.
1 yr ago, 9 mos ago - Tuesday 2/9/16 - 2:13:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Surprisingly it's under 20% if I just count the acts/bands, not the songs.
1 yr ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/10/16 - 9:58:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't own a great deal of classical. Really, its my Christmas CD set that has the high death toll. But most of my pop music - the folks are alive. Although the Beatles collection also brings this down (or up). I wonder if my large collection of Christian music has a statistical impact on this sort of thing...
1 yr ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 2/11/16 - 2:06:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't have an actual collection but most of the music I listen to has been performed within my lifetime so I'd say that they are mostly still alive.



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