#1
i was wondering if anybody else can see the sad way the music industry is now
ok an example would be fall out boy
their not my kind of music but they float over peoples boats so i'll respect tat
but what i dont get is why are they loved for their looks not the music they make
its the same with most of the music these days
its loved for the looks of the band not the music
now who knows how this happened?
im not trying to bah anybody here so nobody take offence
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#3
The music industry has always sucked, music that was popular has usually never been good with few exceptions.
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#5
its called mainstream my friend. not to be one of those mainstream haters that doesnt conform to pop culture standards just to be cool, but very rarely does mainstream music produce any "good" music.

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#6
hmm
but why arent the good bands getting the same hug amount of publicity
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hmm
but why arent the good bands getting the same hug amount of publicity

People have a different definition of "good" than you. The music industry will always suck, get over and find some underground bands.
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hmm
but why arent the good bands getting the same hug amount of publicity


Good is subjective. What do you consider good?
#9
hmm goods the wrong word
i mean more like why do the poppy bands get all the publicity and not all the other ones?
all the music on the radio more or less sounds the same
so it seems to me that popular music is music which fits into this small box
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hmm goods the wrong word
i mean more like why do the poppy bands get all the publicity and not all the other ones?
all the music on the radio more or less sounds the same



the reason that "poppy" music is so popular is because it is made for the masses; the masses are generally stupid and can only take about 3 chords played by a synthesizer in one song. therefore the "poppy" music will reflect, in most cases, the intelligence level of its listeners.

if you replace "religion" with "pop music" in the following quote it still makes sense:

"(Religion) is the opiate of the masses".


there are a couple of "poppy" songs which i thought were okay, but they go on for too long over one musical idea or melody. and waaay too many of them use unforced modulation.
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#11
You're answering your own question. Poppy music is popular because that's what it's made to be. It's inoffensive and enjoyed by the mass market.

And it's always been that way.
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#12
hmmm yeh but the entire world isnt a bunch of mindless zombies
it seems to me that bands that are poppy get marketed a lot more and a lot harder than bands that arent
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#13
the music industry has ALWAYS been about image.

why do you think the Beatles dressed up in matching suits? have you seen pictures of the Rolling Stones in their first few years? do you think Elvis would have gotten where he was if he wasn't so good looking?

even bands like Metallica and Nirvana got signed to major labels because they had the image the label wanted for the type of band they were.

it just so happens that every so often a band comes along with enough talent that they can eventually shed the whole 'image' thing and just do what they want
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the reason that "poppy" music is so popular is because it is made for the masses; the masses are generally stupid and can only take about 3 chords played by a synthesizer in one song.


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#15
i was wondering if anybody else can see the sad way the music industry is now
ok an example would be fall out boy
their not my kind of music but they float over peoples boats so i'll respect tat
but what i dont get is why are they loved for their looks not the music they make
its the same with most of the music these days
its loved for the looks of the band not the music
now who knows how this happened?
im not trying to bah anybody here so nobody take offence


Thats a load of crap and you know it.Why are fall out boy so famous? Because large ammounts of people love there music.Why is that so difficult to understa.nd?Its pop music and pop music by its design will shift millions of albums.I think the music industry is in a better place for listeners than its ever been.Theres no shortage of bands and music is increadibly easy to get hold of.
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#17
Listen
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Setae israli is runnin this rap ****
We poke out the asses for a chance to cash in
Cocaine, is runnin this rap ****
'Dro, 'yac and E-pills is runnin this rap ****
Mtv, is runnin this rap ****
Viacom is runnin this rap ****
AOL and Time Warner runnin this rap ****
We poke out the asses for a chance to cash in
Cocaine, is runnin this rap ****
Hennessey, is runnin this rap ****
Quasi-homosexuals is runnin this rap ****
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#18
^wtf?




any way on topic.. i share the same views as you ts. i cant stand that bands such as fall out boy are liked because of the scene they represent, instead of the music they produce.
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You're answering your own question. Poppy music is popular because that's what it's made to be. It's inoffensive and enjoyed by the mass market.

And it's always been that way.


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It changes due to fashions and what sells at the time, that's why disco was big in the seventies, synth in the eighties, crap in the nineties and now for some reason, bands that play their own instruments are most popular, but that's just what people want, it'll change once the 2010s roll around.
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Thats a load of crap and you know it.Why are fall out boy so famous? Because large ammounts of people love there music.Why is that so difficult to understa.nd?Its pop music and pop music by its design will shift millions of albums.I think the music industry is in a better place for listeners than its ever been.Theres no shortage of bands and music is increadibly easy to get hold of.

err i never said that there was a shortage of bands or that music was hard to get to and i agree with you
what i mean is i don't know anyone who actually has the fall out boy album and i know more than a few people they're loved for a small group of songs and their looks is my point
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"Kyle.. Do you know what homosex is?"
me:"...yes... why?"
"Do you want to have it?"
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"Oh.. okay.. good night"

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