From Michael Biel:
"... No one station programs for a "general" audience anymore..."
It took me a while to comprehend what had happened because I had been off
making "art" records, doing film work and not paying a lot of attention to
pop music. My first tip was discovering that KDFC, a light classical
station, had the highest Arbitron ratings of any music station in San
Francisco where I was living at the time. That absolutely floored me, not
that there is anything wrong with light classical music.
Then I read that singles were being released months ahead of albums and the
album wasn't even being released if the single didn't do "well enough." Wait
a minute, stores no longer had any singles on the shelves to sell, what on
Earth did "do well enough" mean? Back in the '60s and '70s if we got any
airplay, the stations would call the local stores and if they weren't told
the record was selling briskly, we got dumped off the air within hours.
As I stared asking around it became clear that there was no longer any
connection between sales and airplay.
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