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Thread: An Editorial on Radio Finally Gets Shorter Songs

  1. #11
    3:30 is long enough for songs.I'm stretching it..If they cut the 4 plus minute repetitive lyrics tune to 3:30 .The message of the tune will still get out in less time.The longer tunes end up expanding the 3 hour countdown shows to 4 hours back in the day.Could do without the extras and filler tunes..Now the countdown shows drop from 40 to 30 and some went to 20 and the the rest of the show are filled with filler music.

    American Pie the LP version probably shocked the industry in the day back in the early 1970's.More likely it was a DJ's best friend as it at 8:33 gives the DJ a break and catch his/her breath or go the the bathroom,quick snack,go outside for a smoke,chat on the phone with somebody."Plus pray that the record does not skip"..Some of you in the biz on this board can relate to that...........

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by vchimpanzee View Post
    Meanwhile, George Benson's "On Broadway" gets even longer because they leave the scats in.
    Or maybe "This Masquerade".

  3. #13
    Today, music revenue is all about streaming, not selling albums, so they no longer need to pad out a song to 5 or 6 minutes to help fill up an album.

    But fade-out endings still haven't made a comeback yet.

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by kevtronics View Post
    Today, music revenue is all about streaming, not selling albums, so they no longer need to pad out a song to 5 or 6 minutes to help fill up an album.

    But fade-out endings still haven't made a comeback yet.
    They will fade in songs on some stations.

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