"So very little music you hear out today can be considered "musical" at all."
bullshit. I could go on and on with current music that is, be any definition musical.
There where people in your day(mine to from the sound of it) That thought the previous generation was real music, and so on.
" And music splintered, and money took over"
says everyone who doesn't like a shift in music for all time.
"and while there have always been one hit wonders, that is now the norm."
No, it's always mostly been one hit wonders. The 60s, 70s, 90s where FULL of one hit wonders. Look at the charts at the time. You have forgotten the crap of you generation and only remember the greats. and since no one plays the one hit wonders(seldom, anyways) from that generation, kids will where the good music from the time.
Tell me, are you amazed the the pinnacle of music coincidentally coincides with the music you liked when you where in your teens?
Think about that a bit.