For some reason I have been noticing certain songs being played on the radio more often than usual popular songs since mid 2010. Most of the seemingly
overplayed music appears to be of the Hip-Hop variety or of a similar type.
"Dynamite" by Taio Cruz
"Baby I Like it" by Enrique Iglesias
"Poker Face" by Lady Gaga
I don't know why but is it possible that this is overplaying of a certain genre of music
intentional for some reason(brainwash,dumbing down,mind control,etc.)
Tell me about it. Every time my mother tunes into Magic 105.4 on the car, it's the same songs all the time. Especially at night when they go "Relax
with Magic", they just have to overplay the same songs which are not even relaxing! Can't they play some Jazz for example. Jazz is relaxing. More
than Enrique Iglesias I bet...
To get people to lose faith in music? Music really is the only truly universal language, by polluting the air waves with meaningless noise the people
won't have an escape from the commercial culture we are doomed to be part of......Or maybe they're just desperate to get people to buy this crap.
Most radio stations are formatted..Stations play what songs are popular to keep their number of listeners up.plus artists release songs in order to
promote an upcoming album release. That way people who like the songs can then purchase the album.. It's all about making money
I think the buyouts by Clear Channel made a big difference, consolidating all the stations under one umbrella. I have a friend that is a dj at the
local radio station and he said they go by formulas of the same old songs, and have provided playlists based on record sales. I mean ACDC does
have other songs besides You Shook Me All Night Long! Imo, it comes down to money and a youth and beauty oriented music industry, focusing more on
appearance than quality. Thank goodness for internet radio and Pandora!
These threads always remind of an outstanding documentary on today's music industry.
Before The Music Dies.....A must for music fans!
its called predictive programming,hence why they talk aboit rain in everything too,well i got something for em,im a rap artist nd i sampled taxi
driver when deniro said someday a real rain will come wash all this scum off the streets,i made it into a beat,be on the look out for the song against
I was at one time an assistant engineer at a 50,000 watt radio station. The music there was by subscription. My boos went out to California and
subscribed to a satellite feed for out format, all the DJ did was play commercials via tapes, and we all recorded commercials for local business. The
worst part of that job was climbing a 100 foot tower in the wind to install or realign an antenna. Whew!
It's due to the format of the radio station. if you're listening to a station that plays mainstream pop and hip hop then it's probably a top 40
station. Like the name implies the station only has 40 songs on it's roster at a time, so repeats abound all day. On top of that, in the software
radio stations use (it's all automated) place priority on more popular songs. This leads to a handful of songs being played far more than others
(usually the top 10 or 15).
Record labels pay money to program directors to play their artists. The example I've always heard was this : a label will invite program directors to
"listening parties" held in places like Hawaii, Caribbean etc. The director gets an all expensive paid vacation under the guise of a work function
with the understanding he/she will in turn play the labels artists.
Radio is dead because of things like this.
How do you think songs get in the top 40? The labels pay for them to be.
edit on 17-4-2011 by drock905 because: (no reason given)
Payola is supposed to be illegal, these listening parties are one way around the laws. People are followers, play something enough and it convinces
people its good and popular so they in turn go out and buy nickelback albums.
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