Is the mainstream music industry in the dirt?

Sunday, May 4, 2014
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Music Industry
by elawgrrl

Question by Ddxx770c: Is the mainstream music industry in the dirt?
I’m pretty sure the mainstream music sucks. The lyrics suck. They have no meaning. Now i know not all rock/screamo/metal has meaning itself, but most of it still does. Everyone thinks two chains or nicki minaj are good rappers and really mean something inspirational. But if you look at the lyrics, they are stupid and ignorant. Now bands that i listen to like Underoath, Killswitch Engage, Haste The Day, and From First To Last have true meaning in most of their songs. Never anything about bees in a trap, or crap like that. But with all the other mainstream rap, it has no meaning anymore. And mainstream pop, it’s just bad. Can someone tell me what happened to it?

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Answer by Tomoki
You finally figured this out?
Mainstream music is created to be hyped up by a brainwashed population of teenagers in order to make a quick buck, and then be forgotten/ buried with the rest of the trash.

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4 Responses to “Is the mainstream music industry in the dirt?”

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    for.lack.of.a.better.name Says:

    and now mainstream music is slowly trying to infiltrate Dubstep & Electro, etc …taylor swift’s song ‘i knew you were trouble’ & justin bieber’s ‘beauty and a beat’ are examples of infiltration into other genres ..as for rap there are still some rappers out there like you know, b.o.b or karmin who have amazing raps ..and not everything they rap is about h0es and money

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    Deepest Tempest Says:

    If you want to know what happened, just look at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). They are the ones who think they own and regulate the music industry like they are part of the government. They are the ones who bribe Billboard to put and publicize new singers and musicians on the charts. If youngsters see that these pop stars are on the top of the charts, they think these artists/singers are a must-listen. The trend remains a never ending cycle because of each new generation falling for the same trap.

    I really don’t pay much attention to lyrical/vocal music anymore since that seems to be the only main focus in most mainstream music these days. That doesn’t mean singing is bad, it just means that singing seems to be always first in line; while musicianship is comes dead second as an afterthought. Don’t forget that behind every pop singer, there must be an unnoticed or uncredited “ghost” producer.

    I don’t pay much heed to how pop stars look or dance in pop music either because all it is disposable entertainment. Listeners of pop music tend to dump yesteryear’s trends in favor of new junk…only to repeat what they did before.

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    Wardruna Says:

    Underoath: Signed to Tooth & Nail Records, whose parent company is Universal and whose distributor is Capitol. They have appeared on numerous mainstream charts, radio-stations, and television stations such as MTV. They have also appeared in corporate sponsored events such as Warped. Their lyrical themes are Christian, and therefore they are essentially a play-it-safe “metalcore” band.

    Killswitch Engage: They have sold millions of records under RIAA labels, are frequently on Billboard charts, and so forth. Their lyrical themes are more upbeat and positive than underground metal bands, and therefore it’s no wonder people find them so accessible. They received plenty of mainstream attention.

    Haste the Day: Another Christian “metalcore” band, also signed to a major RIAA label.

    From First to Last: Their previous vocalist was Skrillex, who is the epitome of mainstream music. Once again, they are also signed to a mainstream label and receive much mainstream attention.

    The point is, don’t act like you’re anti-mainstream when some of your favorite bands are also essentially accessible, overly polished, commercialized as well.

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    ☢ ASOT600 ☢ Says:

    How is this not inspirational? This is one of the most moving verses I’ve ever heard:

    You a stupid hoe, you a, you a stupid hoe [x3]
    You a stupid hoe, (yeah) you a, you a stupid hoe
    You a stupid hoe, you a, you a stupid hoe (stupid, stupid)
    You a stupid hoe, you a, you a stupid hoe (you stupid, stupid)
    You a stupid hoe, you a, you a stupid hoe (you stupid, stupid)
    You a stupid hoe, (yeah) you a, you a stupid hoe (you stupid, stupid)

    In all seriousness though, I mainly listen to trance in which 75% of the songs have little if any words. Music doesn’t have to contain words to be moving, in fact I’d say that music which doesn’t contain any words is often the most moving of all.

    Not only is it bad, it’s also an extremely corrupt, capitalist and monopolistic industry.

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