Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Mainstream

I am doing a paper on the mainstream music scene. What is your opinion of it?

22 comments:

  1. It's better than it used to be. For some reason house music is becoming really big now and seems to be bleeding into a lot of genres like hip-hop and r&b.

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  2. I think mainstream music is lacking, but I'm mainly rock and electronic. The US scene at least isn't exciting right now in my opinion.

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  3. Couldn't say.. I don't listen to much of it :P

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  4. "Mainstream" may be a bit too vague. I think that the current most-popular music is popular for a reason.

    In order to succeed, however, you must never forget your roots.

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  5. By mainstream do you mean pop music? Or more generally speaking top 40s?

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  6. It all sounds the same, throw some poppy synth, some bass, and have someone electronically enhanced sing. Not a fan.

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  7. In my opinion, mate, mainstream media is fast turning to mainstream news in it's own way. Everywhere I go, which is across considerable distances, people make the same jokes because of songs, and say the same catch phrases. It just seems to be another brainwashing...

    Just goes to show. God wasn't always a bastard, he just got too popular.
    -JKane

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  8. The thing about the music industry is that it knows what people want. So it gives them that. It's why a lot of pop music sounds the same, because it's about getting people to listen to it. If people like one song, then there's a good chance that they'll like something that sounds just like it. It's all about catering to people's needs (regardless of integrity and originality).
    And as sad as it is, music is an industry, a business. And as angry as people might be about that, it's a reality, people make money in whatever ways they can.

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  9. The above poster is right. It puts out what appeals to the most people.

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  10. mainstream works great in partys, haha

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  11. Dont care about it but annoys me when people like a band just because everyone else suddenly does

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  12. horrible garbage force fed to us, ruining music forever

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  13. Well there is some merit in popular music, aimed for the masses, a powerful money generating tool.

    The music itself is not so great, mostly recycled tunes, catchy, but not a whole lot of heart.

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  14. dude, thanks for following my blog. here to return the favor.

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  15. It's sad really that we'll be remembered as the generation that idolized people who sang shitty but dressed or acted cool.

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  16. ITS CRAP, you should listen to real music http://www.deepmix.ru/ ;P

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  17. mainstream music is like a weedplant,
    labels help artists a short time only
    to get most of the money and then they
    let die the career of the artists.
    labels = gardener
    artists = buds
    career = bloom phase

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