"Selling Out"

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  1. Dalius

    Dalius Guest

    How does one define this term? All these people I know just through this term around for anyone who is popular and they don't like :wtf:
     
  2. ninjew

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    usually people think an artist "sells out" when he gains popularity and signs a big record deal. a lot of the time, their sound changes and the original fan base bitches about "selling out." but yea, it's bullshit most of the time.
     
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    basically...not all popular bands of course.
     
  4. cosmocrat

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    when a band signs to a label, and they allow the label lto mold theminto something they can sell. There is always a change in output of their music. Componsating sound for money.:nono:

    However, too many people coin the term "selling out" when bands sign to a larger label rather than their independent label. That's silly.
     
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    i agree that some people throw around "sold out" way too much.....but i do think that its legit in many cases. i say it starts when a band moves from their "sound" to a sound that will only make them more money.
     
  6. Grilled

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    "Sellilng Out", in my opinion, is when a band purposefully changes their sound to appeal to the popular audience, strictly for more money. They sacrifice their musical integrity and betray their fans...a lot of Sell Out accusations are usually bullshit though.
     
  7. Juvenall

    Juvenall What Would Juvie Do?

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    Though, a lot of people will claim a band sold out if they EVER change their sound.

    Personally, I don't care if a group sells out or not. In the end, it's not like ANY artist is doing this shit for free, ya know? Not a single well paid artist has ever turned down the trucks of money they're offered. So in a way, as soon as you start taking money for your art, you've sold out.
     
  8. Purcell364

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    people say "i would never sell out its all about the music bla bla"
    but when the money is there for the taking, that means jackshit.
     
  9. 01Mcoupe3.2

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    Good lord if my band ever made any kind of famousness, I'de sell out in a heartbeat.

    I'm talking remix/latino/europeon/collaborationwithjayz versions of selling out.
     
  10. Kenny Dalglish

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    the problem is when bands get recoupable advances.. the label wants their money back.. they do what they think is marketable.. and sometimes the sound is changed.. some cases its really bad.. like.. liz phair.. other cases the label just gets a producer they feel can sell records and the sound just isnt the same..
     
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    For example, U2. Great music in the beginning. Now they are no talent ass clowns, but be sure and pick up the limited edition U2 Ipod. Sell outs
     
  12. PRMike

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    it's when the bands change to try and fit in with the current trend... I wouldn't call it the major label making them change as that's just Labels being assholes..look what they did to Megadeth for example.

    Green Day some people try and say sold out, but the reality is they had their new songs and it happened to be the best album they had ever done and their 1st to a major label..being it had the distribution of the big league it exploded.

    Metalicca is a good example of selling out, than they try and get heavy again to gain back fans, only to sell out more by trying to sound nu-metal.:uh:
     

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