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Do you think real talent is overlooked in the music industry nowadays?

  1. Jangaplanet profile image78
    Jangaplanetposted 7 years ago

    Do you think real talent is overlooked in the music industry nowadays?

  2. Beauty Expert profile image57
    Beauty Expertposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I do think real talent is overlooked in the music industry. In fact in any industry. If you are not young, hot and perfect your not even considered. We need someone to change it back to the old ways.

  3. HandsOffMyMayo profile image55
    HandsOffMyMayoposted 7 years ago

    Yes!... It is... I prefer what music USED to be... honestly. & the illuminati is taking over... so be prepared to hear a bunch of crap your not gonna like.. lol. >.

  4. Roger Rabbit profile image59
    Roger Rabbitposted 7 years ago

    Well yes and no right because talent doesn't necessarily sell records, it's the image they are worried about at the record company. Take Justin Bieber for example he is talented but that's only a small reason why he is as big as he his. Without the bit of talent there is no building on to an image. Kiss as well is a great band because of the show they put on not because they write complex music. I guess if you come down to it music is just an expression of feeling and if you can relate to it that's what makes it good. I would consider real talent as a relative term.

  5. zoey24 profile image76
    zoey24posted 7 years ago

    Yes, because it is all about what sells and half the time it has nothing to do with the sound of your voice it can be down to looks, image, and whether or not your personality will sell millions of papers.

  6. selene383 profile image58
    selene383posted 7 years ago

    yeah, real talent is overlooked. It has been over looked for a while but people are just now starting to notice. smile

  7. Lady Wordsmith profile image81
    Lady Wordsmithposted 7 years ago

    No, I don't think it is completely overlooked.  If it was there would be NO good music to listen to at the moment, and clearly there are plenty of great artists around.  True, they might take a bit of searching for, but if great music is important to you you'll find it.

    I'm no musical expert, by any means, but I'm just thinking of Adele, and Jessie J, and Eliza Doolittle right now - all very talented.  If you want to listen to great music, there are good radio stations to listen to that promote new artists (artists who can actually play and write, and who work hard to promote their music rather than just waiting for a lucky break on a ridiculous 'talent' show).  I enjoy BBC Radio 2 on a Saturday afternoon (aye, it's British, but it can be caught online too - Dermot O'Leary's show has bands and artists in session, and they're usually excellent. 

    There is plenty of talent around, so I think it's only part of the industry that overlooks talent - personally I ignore that side of it, and I choose not to listen to the crap music.  I suppose it's a good industry in a way though, since it keeps a lot of people in jobs: that's important right now, no?

  8. jadugan profile image58
    jaduganposted 7 years ago

    I suppose it really depends on your definition of talent, doesn't it?
    I absolutely despise some bands and artists that have gone platinum and have raves of fans. Then on the other hand, I lovelove some bands that don't sell anything and only have enough fans to fill up a local club or bar.

    So, no I don't think it's overlooked. I think there are many talented artists that are overpolished by their companies. I also see beautiful bands that make beautiful music and don't make enough to support themselves.

  9. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 7 years ago

    It depends upon who you turn to or which area you look toward. In theatres like broadway, there is still talent and capability. Or in the pop culture of teenagers, who has money.

  10. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    Rather I think all good talent is not recognized.  Singer A might be great, Singer B might be great, but only one makes it.  I find that hard to understand.  Is it about showmanship, support from their label, I don't know.

  11. Alternative Prime profile image75
    Alternative Primeposted 7 years ago


    Look no further than "American Idol" for your undeniable or possibly deniable proof.

    Thousands of auditions and in my opinion they selected 2 with unique or genuine talent. Pia Toscano & Jacob Lusk. The rest are good, really good, but need more time today to blossom into tommorrows stars.

  12. Eric Prado profile image75
    Eric Pradoposted 7 years ago

    Yes, in  a way. Most artists like to utilize a gimmick of some kind to help enhance their image, hence their popularity. For example, Eminem, bashes us gays in almost every single song he has in his catalog and I think that is very wrong, Other artists use their talent and nothing more like Josh Groban and Celine Dion, who are not only  amazing artists, but stick to their talent and choose not to sell out for money and fame.

  13. musicbiztips profile image56
    musicbiztipsposted 6 years ago

    I do...

    The music industry has been over saturated with the greed of money. Anyone with a catchy song can get a record deal but the real talent have a hard time getting noticed. Not saying that EVERYBODY with talent is over looked but most are.