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Has sex always sold music?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by mikej89, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 4, 2013
    largo,fl
    make a website with a phone number and you get a few calls.

    add a pic of a guy with a headset and say "give a call i can help" and the calls will increase.

    add a pic of a pretty lady with a head set and say "give a call" and you will need to hire people to answer the phone.

    yep we done been figured out.

    this is why people that can sell make so much money cuz it ain't easy without the lure of sex being included....
     
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  2. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Lewisville, TX
    No, because you have artistic integrity?

    There are lots of ways to make money. A lot of them are slimey. Modern pop music is the worst music ever produced.
     
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  3. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Lewisville, TX
    I almost spit out my coffee on that one.
     
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  4. Cerb

    Cerb Senior Stratmaster

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    38
    Jan 22, 2016
    Sweden
    Yes. You think they are wrong? Generally speaking that is, there are always individual preferences that go both ways.
     
  5. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Lewisville, TX
    A ton of women thought this was sexy.

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  6. jvin248

    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 10, 2014
    Michigan
    .

    Go to a wedding or a dance club. See which songs fill the dance floor and which clear everyone off. Focus on the elements that create those effects.

    Analyze the features included in Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift music. Not just the angry breakup stuff, but how the song leads in, beats, how it (doesn't) fade out.

    Popular songs also match the national mood. In good times the songs are upbeat, when a recession hits it's all lonesome and broken and depressing. However, upbeat songs are better for everyone.

    .
     
  7. Wrighty

    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 7, 2013
    Harlow, Essex, UK
    Yep, it's the exception that proves the rule
     
  8. Cerb

    Cerb Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    38
    Jan 22, 2016
    Sweden
    What is the exception here exactly?
     
  9. jeff h

    jeff h Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    45
    Jan 13, 2017
    Ohio
    Having grown up right in the middle of the 80s hair metal, I can say that, yes, for decades at least. Sex has sold music.What you are seeing now is nothing new.



     
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  10. RaySachs

    RaySachs Strat-O-Master Silver Member

    Age:
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    811
    Jun 25, 2017
    Philly area
    Some music is art, but most of it is at least partly commerce and a LOT of it is ONLY commerce. Very few artists are good enough to be great artists AND sell a lot of their music without compromising it. So, yeah, there's some music and some art that doesn't need sex to sell. But damn little. Most stuff that people are trying to sell use sex to help sell it.
     
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  11. PCollen

    PCollen Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 13, 2014
    Florida
    That's a question for Billy Holiday ...
     
  12. Hippieway

    Hippieway Strat-Talker

    206
    Mar 16, 2009
    Virginia
    Sex sells everything.
     
  13. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    Even this?

    for sale.jpg
     
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  14. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy BushBaby Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013
    Tucson

    Sex has sold everything from corn to cars...since the dawn of time. People are attracted by what they see, but listen and stay with what sounds pleasing. They eat first with their eyes, but return to what tastes good.
     
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  15. CephasG

    CephasG Strat-O-Master

    706
    Dec 13, 2017
    Land of Lincoln
    Hasn't always been the case.

    Classical pianist in the 1920's
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    Classical pianist now
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  16. space

    space Strat-Talker

    196
    May 17, 2018
    midwest
    I think that the listening audience (and artists) have become more superficial and shielded from the realities of life
    Listen to the songs from the past It still amazes me that these guys were only 18 or so and had more passion etc than any artist today
     
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  17. Cerb

    Cerb Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    38
    Jan 22, 2016
    Sweden
    That sells itself. How much do you want? Why are you getting rid of it?
     
  18. Cerb

    Cerb Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    38
    Jan 22, 2016
    Sweden
  19. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy BushBaby Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013
    Tucson
    I'll bet you, if the first would have hiked up her skirt and showed some...ankle, I might know who she was.
     
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  20. CephasG

    CephasG Strat-O-Master

    706
    Dec 13, 2017
    Land of Lincoln
    LOL :D, that's Dame Myra Hess. You might have heard "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" for piano - that's her arrangement.

     
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