This study from a few years back confirms what genuine music lovers already know to be the general trend in the homogenization of music. Full report in Scientific Reports 2, Article number: 521 (2012). Check out Thoughty2’s popular and rightfully scathing overview below. It was reassuring though to see some under 35s at a recent Pokey LaFarge show, Pokey himself a young guy. All the more reason why the musical milieu that is New Orleans must continue to stand as a bulwark against homogenization whatever the genre of music you are into.