posted on Jan, 9 2011 @ 02:53 PM
Of course the music industry fabricates much of their own bands. This is most prevalent in the rap industry. Probably the most difficult genre of
music to break into. Just about every "new" artist that comes out is in some way affiliated with a known name.
But there are others. Miley Cyrus, for example, was solely created by the Disney Channel along with their other stable of prefab singers. Hell, she
wasn't even supposed to be the star of Hannah Montana. She was originally cast as the supporting sidekick up until her dad got involved. Look at them
now. Rolling in the dough.
All of the current Disney Channel singers are pretty much cookie cutter assemblies. They all sing similar songs, with similar beats, with similar
pointless dance routines on stage. But whatever keeps the tween scene happy.
Justin Beiber was accidentally created by Satan while on a bender in Canada, I can only assume. Honestly, I've never heard a single song of his on
the radio, on tv, nothing. I still can't figure out why he is supposed to be famous. But the mass media seems to say he is. Tell me he wasn't
A lot of those boy bands from the 90's and early 2000's were cobbled together and given songs to sing. Why anybody liked them in the first place,
I'll never know. Hell, there was even a reality show about it once. A bunch of no-talent hacks were trying out to form their own band, paid for by
some studio. I forget what the show was called. But I do remember seeing it about 10 years ago.
So called stars like Britney Spears, Beyonce or Lady Gaga aren't actually talented. They don't play instruments. They have one job. That is to stand
up on stage in a skimpy outfit and look pretty. Then they sing some monotonous song which is very thoroughly post-processed so it doesn't sound like
sh!t. Pretty much every song they've got was written by somebody else.
In retrospect, a lot of the indie bands I listen to that deserve a shot, but will probably never get one, will always suffer because they are a profit
risk. Whereas, a music studio can create their own band, singing songs that follow a proven design, tell the public that these are the people to
listen to, and just sit back and wait for the cash to roll in.