I've read a few times that younger people are going out raving less and less. I was also looking at who's on Rinse and NTS these days and I'd say it skews older. That being said, maybe looking to radio stations is a mistake in the first place, particularly radio stations that've been around for ten years or more and are playing music that's long been out of fashion.
That's the kind of thing where I can't work out if they're genuinely that clueless or they know exactly how unworkable it is and just want make the situation so difficult they have to pack it in.my boyfriend worked at The Arches and the proposals they had in the wake of that poor girl dying were shocking. They genuinely wanted to turn the music off for five minutes every hour so people could calm down.
there's a Facebook group called IOM, formerly "Identification Of Music Group", where people upload grainy videos of songs they want to know the name/artist of. It's 90% teenagers wanting to know what Patrick Topping and Hannah Wants are playing. It was great for giving me a sense of who was actually popular and not just written-about popular. But of course now everyone has been indoors for a year the only videos are from plague raves.
Yeah, this is partly why I'm so out of touch. I don't really use social media beyond checking Facebook messages every couple of weeks and you don't go to a mag or station or forum to find stuff, you just follow a load of artists on Twitter, Insta etc.They've got social media, spotify and reaction videos. They get info on their favourite artists from those artists instas or twitter's (I've made a burner acc on insta to do this and really it's the only way to go) and are fine with it.