There are two driving forces re-shaping how today's youth generation approaches music. First and foremost, technology's ability to flatten our round world has fueled this generation's ability to venture outside their music comfort zones. As a result, nearly every genre has been mainstreamed -- imagine what the cast of "The Voice" would look like in 1985.
Secondly, in this new flat world where music is globally accessible, culture is now globally relatable. Culture is the most powerful message carried around the world and music is the conduit through which the bits and bytes of culture flow.