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Has sex always sold music?

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  1. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    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

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    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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    I almost spit out my coffee on that one.
     
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    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

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    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

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    A ton of women thought this was sexy.

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  6. jvin248

    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

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    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.

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  7. Wrighty

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    Yep, it's the exception that proves the rule
     
  8. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

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    What is the exception here exactly?
     
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    jeff h Senior Stratmaster

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    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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    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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    That's a question for Billy Holiday ...
     
  12. Hippieway

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    Sex sells everything.
     
  13. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Even this?

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    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

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    Hasn't always been the case.

    Classical pianist in the 1920's
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    Classical pianist now
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    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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    That sells itself. How much do you want? Why are you getting rid of it?
     
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    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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    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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