“Industry titans were equally forward-looking in 1993 and 1995 when two more polls found U2, Pearl Jam and R.E.M. to be the most prized properties. The assumption again was those stars were going to be turning out hits for years. No longer. No matter the reason — media overexposure, a lack of fan loyalty or Internet technology — few executives think they can still count on any new act to have more than one or two hits albums again.”
“Only two top acts from the last Times survey in 1995, are on the latest short-list of today’s bankable players: U2 and Dr. Dre.”

The LA Times lists good music stock.