Sunday, March 17, 2013

“To make it (in the music business), you really have to sell your soul to the devil.”

That's what i tell my kids all the time. Don't fantasize about being a pop star. you have no freedom, you do as you're told. These people are not freewheeling rebels doing their own thing. Everything they do or wear, every dance move they do is what they are told to do by consultants. No more, no less. It even applies to their dating relationships. It's all fake. These relationships are scripted.
There is wealth and fame to be gleaned, but at the price of one's  soul.

In a recent interview with The Independent, Nicole Sherzinger – the former lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls – discussed the music industry and what is truly needed to make it. According to her, female pop stars who receive “industry love” must obey orders, forget about their values and accept to be slutty. In short, they must be willing participants of the elite’s Agenda. In Sheringer’s words: ” To make it, you really have to sell your soul to the devil”. This phrase is often used by celebrities who discuss the industry (see the article When Insiders Expose the Ugly Side of the Entertainment Industry) and its meaning can be a lot more literal than most would expect. Indeed, making it in the industry does not only imply doing things you don’t feel like doing – it implies going against the very morals and values you grew up with. Even worse, it implies submitting to the dark forces ruling the industry and all of the spiritual sacrifices that come with it.
Sherzinger began her singing career as part of an “acoustic goth” band named Days of the New, which was all about art and music. Real success however only came about when she joined the Pussycat Dolls, a group that was the total opposite of Days of the New. It was indeed a record company-created group that was designed use sex to sell catchy pop tunes. Sherzinger apparently did not like what the Pussycat Dolls were about, but she joined anyway, stating that she “didn’t have a choice”.
This is what the music industry of today has become. It's no longer creative people producing quality innovative music, but rather a situation where professional songwriters are paid to write formula based drivel that is focus group tested. It doesn't matter whether one can sing or play an instrument. The music tends to be computer generated, and even a third rate singer can be made into a diva by computer enhancement. The performers are hired based on three criteria: 
1) Do they have "the look" that Madison Avenue is marketing? 
2)Can they dance and work with a choreographer?
3) Are they prepared to do, wear and "sing"  whatever they are told? In other words toss aside their values and human dignity.

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