21st Century Female Artists: Sex Appeal in the Music Industry From wearing cupcake bra outfits to performing in a lavish swimsuit, Katy Perry has demonstrated how women in the music industry use sex appeal to captivate their audience. In today’s society, it isn’t uncommon to see female artists in revealing, flashy outfits surrounded by flashing lights and steam. Artists such as Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj have certainly made news headlines for their audacious performances. In many cases, artists are presenting false images to their fans as an investment for future sales. Female artists continue to be sexually objectified by their audience, which increase their viewership, which leads to record labels pressuring artists to keep a sexy image.
Music is one of the most influencing media within our time and generation, especially Rap and hip-hop. Demoralizing women has
Now the music today is all screwed up because instead of having jazz or hip-hop or pop, it’s all mixed into pop music, which I don’t understand. There are also many different meanings now and if people don’t watch vines or YouTube videos, they won’t get some of them. Another reason why the music now is so messed up is because nobody can understand what the song is saying because the songs don’t have true meaning anymore, they are just catchy songs that teenagers enjoy and spend money to
Popular Music as a Cultural Artifact Popular music is often one of the best lenses we have through which to view our own cultural orientation. Many of the artistic and experimental shifts in popular music have mirrored changes in our own society. For instance, the emergence of Elvis Presley as a public figure would signal the start of a sexual revolution and the growth in visibility of a rebellious youth culture. Similarly, the folk and psychedelic music of the 1960s was closely entangled with the Civil Rights, anti-war and social protest movements. In this regard, we can view popular music as an artifact through which to better understand the time and place in which it is produced. In light of this, the state of popular music today may suggest troubling things about our society.
Music has played a vital role in human culture and evidence based on archaeological sites can date it back to prehistoric times. It can be traced through almost all civilizations in one form or another. As time has progressed so has the music and the influences it has on people. Music is an important part of popular culture throughout the world, but it is especially popular in the United States. The music industry here is, and has been, a multi-million dollar business that continues to play an important role in American popular culture. This is also a art form and business that is forever changing as the times and more importantly, technology changes. Technology has changed the way music is made as well as how it is produced,
Could music be dehumanizing our society? today’s music has a negative impact towards our generation believe it or not. Since society now perceives drugs, alcohol, gangs, violence,sex and having women as something normal when it’s really not has misguided the youth. The rappers and their music have misguided today’s teens
thewowstyle.com thewowstyle.com The unfortunate aspect of the music industry today is that labels have become a sort of transformation mechanism for artists. Artists enter as the person they’ve always been and make their public debut as a fabricated alias with pink hair and bad publicity. In the early 2000’s when music piracy became a fad to be reckoned with, labels began thinking of ways to keep album sales up. Instead of enhancing the musical creativity of their artists, it became easier to dwell on the negative aspects of their personalities. While I’m not personally a fan of all of these artists, it’s important to give credit where it’s due.
Has the quality of Hip-Hop and RNB music diminished? “Coco” by OT Genasis has no impact on todays generation like “Changes” by Tupac had on its generation. It feels as if there is no quality in what the artist says in the songs.
Music is a form of expression that delivers a message. However over the years, the message of music has changed. Hundreds of years ago, music started with slaves. The slaves would sing spiritual hymns to motivate them and help keep up their spirits. Later, R&B and Hip Hop formed and at first there were motivational songs and rappers even rapped about a better life. But over the last thirty years the motivational songs have ceased. R&B and Hip Hop now is degrading to women, less subtle, and influences bad behavior.
A7: The songs nowadays are much more varied and there are so many groups and singers that it is hard to keep up with. I still prefer the songs of the past which I
It would be an even bigger task to ask artists to change the way they write and portray their music. Artists put their heart and soul into their music and asking them to change it will not make them very happy because they would feel like that piece of music was losing a part of their soul. Many people do not think that they, the listeners themselves, are calloused and desensitized to these negative connotations within music. Explicit content within music is also more normalized and people are not questioning the fact that they are okay with this content. They are just accepting it because it has been normalized within our society.
As you can most likely assume, if this generation continues to listen to music with curse words being vocalized every few seconds or unsavory actions being carried out in the storyline of a song, this will most definitely have an impact on the way a teen behaves or even speaks. It may even convince today’s youths that it is acceptable to do what is mentioned in the song. It is understandable that not all rap or hip-hop music is bad, but, according to Tara Parker-Pope ,“The average adolescent listening only to pop would be exposed to 5 references per day, whereas the average adolescent who listens just to rap would be exposed to 251 references per day.” (Parker-Pope). With this many references, how will our generation change for the better? We are falling into a deep cultural low in history where drugs and indecency become the norm. Is this really the image we want in the history books? Just picture it, “The 21st Century: Period of Basic Human
As a young educated African American women, I value up holding a strong reputation, equality, and being unbiased. Throughout my life I have notice how judgmental and hypocritical our society has become, which has not only impacted the way we view each other but it has also changed our values and morals. However, in order to understand our society you must understand what has impacted it over the years and one of those was music.
Violence Against Women In Music Particularly distressing in today's society is the level of dysfunctional relationships. Values considered outdated and baseless, such as mutual respect, consideration for another person's feelings, and common courtesy, are becoming extinct human customs. Especially troubling are the violent misogynous messages infused in hard-core rock and rap music and their negative effects on today's youth.
“Is pop music bad?” I entered into Google. The result? When the other genres emerged they weren’t considered music. The Odyssey writer is obviously more prepared with this topic. She claims that “from 2005 to 2015, song lyrics (this study included pop, rock, R&B and country music) have gone down to below third grade level — so easy a 7-year-old can comprehend. Aside from lyrics, a recent study in Spain analyzed pop songs from 1955 to 2010. Subjecting the music to an intense algorithm, researchers found that ‘pop songs have become intrinsically louder and [blander] in terms of the chords, melodies and types of sound used.’ Put simply, the ‘musical pool’ of sounds and rhythms used by pop artists is shrinking for no apparent reason.” Though the Huffington post writes from true facts to defend pop music, they cannot compare to legitimate statistics and scientific evidence that modern popular music is progressively dumbing down, on every level.