10/27/2014 04:39 pm ET Updated Oct 27, 2014

Dionne Warwick Sounds Off On Today's Music Industry

We're ten months into 2014 and the year has yet to generate so much as one platinum single, a development suggesting that the era of singers racking up chart-topping songs left and right is a thing of the past.

So agreed Dionne Warwick, the 50-year music industry vet who accumulated enough platinum hits to compile an entire album of them.

"The industry has changed drastically," she declared in a HuffPost Live interview on Monday.

When host Nancy Redd mentioned that that there aren't any Dionne Warwicks in today's music scene, the "That's What Friends Are For" singer agreed.

"No, there aren't," she said.

The weakened music landscape, Warwick thinks, is a symptom of young artists denying their individuality -- something she refused to do.

"Everything is almost a cloning process today, and that's not the way it was when I started," she explained. "It's just a matter of the babies deciding they all want to be the same person. Everything is marketing. Everything is, you know, 'I want you to sound like,' instead of 'you sound like you.'"

Watch the rest of Dionne Warwick's conversation with HuffPost Live here.

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