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Selling out to get signed. Your thoughts?

Discussion in 'Bar' started by Kaleb Formz, May 26, 2014.

  1. Kaleb Formz

    Kaleb Formz Member

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    You ever thought about making your music just a little more... Culturally accepted in the mainstream for the sake of getting singed?

    I remember before I could even pick up an instrument thinking I'd start a discard band and try to push it hoping if it ever got anywhere I'd have the rep, money, and connections to pursue a style maybe not so "popular". I know a few bands that have actually done this and some bands that didn't but halfway through getting signed decided they wanted to do something different and joined another band or started a side project. What are your thoughts on this?
     
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    I think pushing for more mainstream appeal isn't necessarily a bad thing - if you manage to keep your integrity and authenticity as a musician.
    Doesn't really work in the long term if you try to fake it.
    Also it's quite the challenge to write good pop music coming from a metal background (which i assume you come from).
     
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    If you enjoy it and have fun then who cares?
     
  4. LeSedna

    LeSedna Mat or Mateo

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    I respect it as long as it is an assumed choice, and it is within moral limits. I think it would be more enjoyable having 5000 fans listening to my music regularly, than 50 including my friends and family
     
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    xFkx gain induction

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    Easier said than done
     
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    There's no guarantee that you will make more money by trying to sound more mainstream but there's a good chance it will sound forced.
     
  7. He's Dead, Jim

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    see: All That Remains
     
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    Well a good song is a good song weather it is Opeth or Spice Girls, you can still lean towards more mainstream without being a sellout. But yeah there is still some awful attempts to go mainstream as Dead,Jim said.
     
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    hahahaha

    but seriously as awful as their new stuff is they are selling more records than ever before. it is the whole nickelback-middle america "badass but safe" thing that successful rock bands tap into. sometimes it sounds really forced, but sometimes it is a natural, horrific evolution.
     
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    This.

    Also I think Nickelback are geniuses in this regard.
     

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