Poll: Would you sell out?
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I think money is the most important thing in any career.
24 35%
No ways man, it's all about the music!!!
45 65%
Voters: 69.
#1
If there was a situation where you could do something for the money or for personal success which would you do, like if it meant playing some pop or something stupid for good money but losing the respect of your fellow musicians which would you choose?
#2
I'm almost positive no. I might change my sound if I felt like it though. I guess if I put out alot of metal albums then a funk album that would be selling out?
#4
like Mcfly, Busted or FOB sellout? probably not but id sell out if I was happy with what I was doing.
#5
I'd like to think I wouldn't.

But it must be very hard to say no to an extremely well-off life.
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#6
If I didn't get anywhere and HAD to maybe. If I was fine anyway I wouldn't
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#7
why isn't there some kind of in-betweener? i might do a franz-ferdinand, but i wouldn't do a razorlight. i.e. i might change the image a bit, but i wouldn't **** it all up for commerialism's sake.


...but i do like money
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#8
Quote by kaptink
like Mcfly, Busted or FOB sellout? probably not but id sell out if I was happy with what I was doing.


Don't know the other bands but how are FOB sellouts?
#9
Pop isnt stupid.....and It wouldnt be a question of money or reputation, I'd do what I felt best doing. But I guess I would side with the music, and not the money if I had to choose.
#10
well we all new charlie was only in busted for the money
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#12
It's pretty much impossible for me to sell out, since the kind of music I love and write is generally what is considered to be "sell out music" anyway.


Edit: Are you fucking serious?


You really think that people make pop music is purely because people want money?


Get a clue dude, seriously.


Told you everyone considers my music to be sellout music...
Last edited by olif8 at Jan 10, 2007,
#13
I would, but only if the money was essential, like it could save someone in my family froma posiblly life threatening illness or something.
Your poll didnt give enuff options...
#16
I'd like to say no, but I most certainly know I would. But there would indeed have to be certain conditions. I'd have to have put out an album or two I can sit down and listen to. I'd have to be satisfied with what I had already accomplished and be prepared to reduce myself to that level with my head held high. 'Course, I'd also do some rap or hip hop album to kick start my career if it meant I had the spotlight to play what I really wanted to play. But I don't think I'd go down as some talentless hip hopper or rapper for the money.
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#18
well if changing your sound is selling out then i would

but if i did something i didnt believe in just for money no. music is supposed to be your art

music should be something honest not fake
#19
If I could play the music I love, and it happens to become mainstream without changing sound...yes.

Would I pull a Metallica? No.
#20
Changing your style of music doesn't constitute "selling out". The pop scene is just what's popular at the time so the style of music you play could well just be around the corner.
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#21
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I plan to put my music for free on the internet.


Here I was thinking I was the only one. I want people who can't afford to pay to be able to listen to my music if they want to, completely free. And then give the people who enjoy supporting their bands to support mine if they like, by means of albums, t-shirts, and other things.

That's if I ever make it out of the small town.
#22
I'd sell out, then un-sell out once I was rich. Although I would have to sound like 50 Cent or the Spice Girls to have 'sold out, ' as I like lots of different music.
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#23
Nah...I wouldn't be happy with what I was doing if I was only doing it to please someone else.

If my style of music changed it'd be because I wanted it to change to explore new avenues, not because it's the popular thing to do.
#24
i might pull a Coheed and Cambria; write like 2 shitty "Favor House Atlantic"/"The Suffering" songs then make everything else awesome, just so I could pull in a few that might not be familiar with good music. plus, that might be a jumpstart, and hell that would only be like 3 and a half minutes of selling out on a 70min record.
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#26
^Wrong.

Fuck sell-outs.
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#27
I made a thread about this a while ago. What I said was that I'd sell out by compromising my music, but not my morals. If I could make popular music that's not neccessarily good and get rich off it without doing anything wrong morally, I don't think that's so bad.
#30
I could see myself in a full-time cover band, but no, I wouldn't change my own music. But like olif8, most of the music I (attempt) to write tends to be poppy "sell-out" music anyway.
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#32
Those options suck.

I wouldn't sell out, but I would allow myself to get as big as possible. I wouldn't change my style, though.
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#33
Quote by olif8
It's pretty much impossible for me to sell out, since the kind of music I love and write is generally what is considered to be "sell out music" anyway.


Edit: Are you fucking serious?


You really think that people make pop music is purely because people want money?


Get a clue dude, seriously.


Told you everyone considers my music to be sellout music...

of course they ****ing do!
#34
Quote by Dr Grinwraith
of course they ****ing do!



Ah, silly me, I forgot that metal was the end-all-be-all of music.


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I could see myself in a full-time cover band, but no, I wouldn't change my own music. But like olif8, most of the music I (attempt) to write tends to be poppy "sell-out" music anyway.



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#35
I play music because I love doing it. Aslong you are proud over what you are doing, you can do anything. Make some good music people like, and you´ll get money for it. Do some weird music most people dont like, and call the the other bands with larger fanbase sellouts. Do what you want, aslong as you love doing it.
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#36
Quote by Dr Grinwraith
of course they ****ing do!



You're an asshat.
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#37
i thought "selling out" was when you get payed alot to advertise products that suck

wtf does this have to do with music?
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