Will the future of music sound a lot like the past?

In part 1 of our Vergecast: Future of Music series, Alex Cranz talks with Switched on Pop‘s Charlie Harding about the trends in music today that make new songs out of old material, and whether it’s foreshadowing the future of pop.

Further reading:

Selena Quintanilla Will Sound Older on Her New Posthumous Album
Michael Jackson songs removed from streaming services to ‘move beyond’ fake vocals controversy
Shred with Green Day, with some help from AudioShake
Invasion of the Vibe Snatchers

Music played in this episode:

Como Te Quiero Yo A Ti – Selena
My Way – Frank Sinatra
I’ll Be Seeing You – Billie Holiday
We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus
bad guy – Billie Eilish
Through The Wire – Kanye West
Breaking News – Michael Jackson
Real Love – The Beatles
Free As A Bird – The Beatles
2000 Light Years Away – Green Day
Betty (Get Money) – Yung Gravy
Genius of Love – Tom Tom Club
Fantasy – Mariah Carey
Big Energy – Latto
I’m Good (Blue) – David Guetta, Bebe Rexha
Bang Bang – Rita Ora, Imanbek
Higher Love – Kygo, Whitney Houston
Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa

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