Manufactured Pop Music

3 March 2018

Manufactured pop is perceived as an unfair advantage towards other artists. Spending money on plastic surgery, stylists and having that “current sound” Often artists voluntarily try to reinvent themselves to keep up With the current music climate. Perhaps they are trying to hide away from the unattractive and embarrassing personality that would jeopardize their hit single.

Manufacturing pop artists is thought to be a 21 SST century trade. However, we can trace certain manufactured stars back as far as the the late sass’s. Mouton, the famous funk and soul label, founded by Berry Gorky Jar. As one such label that completely manufactured their artists to keep them in tune with the current music climate. Gorky set up compulsory classes that his artists and session musicians had to attend called “Artists Development”, an easy but effective way of saying “reconstruction of ones self’. African American music was Barry making it onto the White man’s scene, therefore he thought his artists and session musicians need to be polished up a small bit as he scribed them as “ambassadors for other African American artists seeking broad market acceptance”.A Nobel cause for his talented musicians.

The manufacturing tediousness run other the artists themselves. The actual music itself is severely manufactured. Most of what we hear on the radio today is manufactured. Recording devices such as auditing have been developed to keep the not so pitch perfect stars in tune. Un-natural and manufactured voices mixed with loud up-tempo beat with a dash a synch equals a hit tune these days! Is it an unfair advantage? Perhaps, but we seem to forget these artists still hold genuine talents.We’re merely dusting off the boring persona and adding a completely new “hip” style to this singer. Singers like Rebecca Black with her infamous over night sensation song “It’s Friday” took a bit of a wrong turn in the manufacturing area.

But at what price did she agree to release this “hit tune”? Millions upon millions of abusive comments that went as far as friendly death threats. If there is a line in manufacturing an artist, I think Ark Records over-stepped it big time.Grasping the dreams of a young hopeful singer and providing her with a way to stardom with an entire new wardrobe. It all seems so glamorous until the entire world is on your back for a song your were far from responsible for. We can see the good points and bas points of manufacturing pop music and artists. Good points include popular radio play, world wide stardom or even just nation stardom! Money, cars and gigantic houses with pointless rooms designed to hold their thousands upon thousands of expensive shoes that have only been worn once.Bad points include the dishonestly of putting a ditsy pop singer over a genuinely talented singer who wouldn’t ever have to tap into auditing, the amount of facial reconstruction the artist would have to over come just so he/ she could appeal to the entire music listening population, but at what price.

Becoming untrue to themselves. Although the good points might, in theory, out-number the bad points, the weight and severity of the bad points over- rule the good points. Well, tallest in my opinion.

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