RE: Some more thoughts on the topic...
Posted by: sharxfan ()
Date: January 10, 2001 06:28AM


Good points all. I guess what I was trying to say is that teen pop is NOT about the music, it's about the packaging. This doesn't mean that teen bands like the BSB's can't turn out some appealing music, my beef is that popular music has been reduced to a byproduct (or perhaps more accurately "buy" product) of an overall consumer package. It's a vicious circle. Once a band breaks through with a certain "sound" and sells a billion records every studio follows suit with their own flavor-of-the-month until you have 40 records on the charts that are hardly distinguishable from one another. In my eyes this stifles creativity, punishes uniqueness and closes doors to talented bands with important things to say that don't fit the newly-established formula for success. This type of mass-market appeal spills over into all forms of entertainment. How many "reality-based" programs have gone into development since "Survivor" was such a hit? The bottom line is that the average consumer could give rat's arse about the artistic merits of just about anything as long is has a good beat or a hot body attached to it. Combine the two and it seems we're incapable of resisting.

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