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Why is modern day music getting worse

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You no longer have to have "talent" to become a singer. As long as you look good, you can get signed on. As sad as that is, our society is becoming more "looks based".

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Excellent answer
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100% correct.
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Star . You nailed another good one Cj !!
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Thanks guys :)
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because a lot of people with no talent took over the industry kicking away the real musicians.....

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its chants,no talent needed

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coz ppl dnt feel the music any more they jst listen to whatever crap they give em not caring abt the lyrics or the melody

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Because there is no thought behind our works, just a text of nonsense, music, and some excitement. That's why many of them are prolific.

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No talent in the mainstream

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I'd agree with everyone who answered before me. I'm wondering however if of this isn't more of a sign of the times? Being we have the technology to make music using electronics it's not difficult to make practically any one look talented. It's now become the process we enjoy. The talent is no longer from the musician it's the people behind the scenes.

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Agree ... except for the "we" part haha
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Oh yeah. Lol. Ill give ya that one. I'm not one of the " we" either
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I believe it is because most musicians are not made to study music and music theory, before embarking on a music career. It is the same for writers, children are no longer required to read the classics, so there are very few excellent writers these days. It all comes down to education and training. Whether we like it or not, learning the basics in writing or music, gives us a base from which to work.

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Actually I have read many classics, most of them are mandatory at my school. Not all schools are the same, but more students than you expect have read classics. And btw, I'm a published poet and in the process o publishing a novel online. Please don't jump to conclusions like that when you weren't properly told of many school systems.
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Good point
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its all about looks now
no one looks at talents anymore
its sad really :/

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Agree with all above but I would add its also about merchandizing ... selling stuff with pictures of the so-called singers' pretty faces, like JB and 1D, they're on book bags and backpacks and lunchboxes and pillow cases etc etc etc it's all about separating tween girls from their parents' money. But there are still some talented bands out there, you just have to search for them.

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Yeah, dang KISS had to pioneer shameless merchandising.
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Technology has leveled the playing field, for good and bad. It's so freaking easy to record a professional-quality record that anybody can do it, and that includes talented people without the connections previously necessary to get a contract, and thus secure recording, marketing, and distribution. It also includes total hacks, and they also have auto-tune. Like Tony said, you have to look. The leveled playing field has resulted in a deluge of recorded music undreamed of before digital recording technology and the Internet. Now, I would argue, though there is some good stuff out there, none of it is really new. It all reminds me of earlier recordings that were inspired by the same muse.

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And thanks to iTunes I've discovered more new bands than I can count!
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Ain't it the trufe!
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Star . Perfect answer Reesinator . We got our first record contract in the early 80's the old fashion way .... We earned it . Auditions after auditions . Long hard hrs of work until we got noticed . Nowdays through technology anybody can sound good . You can hire pros to play for you & make your record straight thru emails . Not what I consider true talent .
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Hey, thanks j:) I too remember the days of pounding the pavement, tacking up flyers, sending press kits, etc. Those were the days...
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