I think a part of the change is how music, for me at least, used to be a lot more social. If I heard a cool new band, it was because someone introduced me to them or because they were opening up for another band I liked. Either way, it was a social experience, and I would make sure to pass it on by talking about this new band I heard with my friends and encouraging them to check the band out. In 2018, if I heard a new band, it's because I found them in a google search or they came up on my stream as recommended (by whatever computer algorithm). Not to knock the new way of discovery, but the old organic, more social experience seems to be a lot less prominent, and my friends (maybe because they are just older or because they are sick of hearing music stuff from me) have little interest in checking out the bands I recommend. Making a tape for somebody used to be a bonding experience. It's a lot more effort than sending them an IM with a link to youtube, and I think that people used to accept the tape recordings with more eagerness, because it was something you put effort into, whereas an IM'd youtube link is easy to write off. Hell, as much as I hated waiting in line to buy advance tickets, one plus was standing next to someone else with similar musical tastes and striking up a conversation with that person about the band for which you are both there to buy tickets. Maybe you'd run into the same person at the actual show. Guitar lessons made a big change after the internet gained widespread availability, too. It used to be just you and your instructor, usually one-on-one, at the local mom and pop music store. Now it's signing into whatever website and following the directions. It's probably more effective for learning music the new way, but it will lack the following: a) Talking to the other students in the waiting room before/after your lesson (which is how I formed a few of my earliest bands) b) Having your instructor recommend songs for you to learn based off of your particular tastes, strengths, and weaknesses. c) Getting the chatter from your instructor about peripheral things you need to know, like booking shows or doing sessions or whatever. I found that to be just as valuable as, if not more valuable than, the actual learning to play part.