see that is where youre wrong. record companies have the power to control what an artist writes their songs about, and they generally do it according to what the majority of the modern-music radio listening population (10-16) wants to hear. this can be seen in green days latest album "american idiot", expressing views on society and government that teens want to hear. bands like simple plan, green day, yellowcard, etc start "underground" and become popular via radio, and once they are heard on radios and such accross the nation, a record company might make them change their lyric subject to something more appealing. this is the though process behind "pop" or popular music. its called pop because its lyrics are directed at an age group which conciders its way of life the social norm, making it popular. this is the premise behind pop culture in general. they advertize certain items to certain age groups hoping to acheive maximum sales. all they are concerned about is money, not good music, so thats how they live. they make music as bad as it need to be as long as it sells.
pop, pop-punk, pop-metal (evenessence etc), indie/emo, and rap are all directed at the pop age group to get maximum sales. they may have made good music once, but once they hit it big, they change and sell out to culture
that is why classic rock, jazz, hip-hop, real metal, old punk, and real rock are genres that deserve so much respect. they maintained their ability and love for making great music and turned down the option of fast and easy money. it shows they love their proffession and would rather make good msic than sell out
im not saying all music on the radio is pop directed, just most. there are a handfull of stations that refuse to give into the pop influence, and only broadcast good music. from there, other stations (including pop stations) pick up on certain artists, and broadcast them as well, but still dont give into the tempting pop culture.
if there is something up there^ that isnt right or doesnt make sense, i typed this in 3 minutes, so i may not have thought it through, just point it out and ill think about it more
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