Is There Pressure On Music Artists Be Successful?

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Is there pressure on music artists to be sexual in order to be successful? Introduction The music industry can be an awfully harsh environment for young impressionable music artists. Along with extremely impossible body image standards, some say there is an even bigger pressure to be sexualised or objectified to be successful. There is no doubt that music artists have become more and more sexualised in music videos and in the media in the last decade or so. Originally the research topic was based around how much society is sexualised. The topic was then changed to the pressure on society be sexualised, then refined further to pressure on music artists instead of society. The research final question chosen was ‘Is there pressure on music…show more content…
In an interview with Nicole Sherzinger she discussed issues in the music industry, sexualisation and reference to sex sells. “To be honest with you, I sometimes wish I were more slutty. I’d probably be a lot more successful if I were. This is such a tough industry. To make it, you really have to sell your soul to the devil.” This viewpoint suggests there are artists that would like to be more sexual because they believe it will generate more recognition and popularity. This quote is also relevant to the research question ‘Is there pressure on music artists to be sexual in order to be successful?’. “When asked if she sold her soul to the devil: “No, I haven’t. That’s probably why I haven’t quite reached the top of my mountain. I mean, where’s my Tony Award, my Grammy, my Oscar? Why don’t I have any of those things yet?”” This quote refers to her not selling herself enough to reach her higher goals. She is saying that she isn’t as famous as she could be because of her refusal to be sexually explicit. What is sexualisation? Sexualisation is a large part of the chosen research question. ‘Is there pressure on music artists to be sexual in order to be successful’, the ‘sexual’ part of this question is relevant to sexualisation. It was appropriate to look at what exactly is sexualisation. This definition was found on a paper done by Jill Niebrugge-Brantley. It accurately depicts what sexualisation is and
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