Why Genre Matters Less In Music Today

Phil Circle
4 min readApr 4, 2024

When I ask a new younger student (think, Gen Z) what kind of music they listen to, I usually get a funny or curious look, as they ponder how to describe the vast array of styles they run into when they activate their streaming apps. To explain the many musical rabbit holes they dive down. How they employ the “If it sounds good, it is good” phrase coined long ago by Duke Ellington.

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Phil Circle

Phil Circle is an award-winning singer-songwriter, author and coach, native Chicagoan who lives in Los Angeles, and founder of Phil Circle Music in both cities.