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When art is done for purely commercial purposes, it is less about sending a message, and more about pandering to money. That's when something has no soul. Be it in movies, music, etc. The music industry has definitely been swept up in this culture of mass media, which is why I don't get my music from big name singers. I get my music from the little guys who put their stuff up on youtube.
Music hasn't lost its soul. You just gotta know where to look.
Mainstream music has no soul.. like mortimerjackson said - find the little guys on youtube or wherever else and you will find music with a ton of soul.
Yes, I do to a certain extent. I haven't lost all hope because of artists like Adele who have proven that there is still a focus on raw emotions through lyrics. Not only that, but she's a pure talent who knows how to generate interest through the song, not gimmickry, image, sex appeal, etc. I think that is one fatal flaw of being in the post-MTV era. Even though they don't show many videos anymore now, they've had a huge influence on shifting the music industry from a vocal/raw talent spotlight to a more visual focus. I'm not saying that that's a bad thing, but I definitely believe that it's skewed us too much to focus on what our eyes see than letting us imagine with our ears and our mines. Alot of times I listen to music with my eyes clothes so I can imagine in my head how I would see the story line play out; to let the raw emotion of the song carry me into a deeper place. Some artists I can always do that with like Stevie Wonder or The Beatles; but not always with other artists. Not that that's a main requirement as a listener but it helps me remember why I love music because it has such a power to take you to a place that is real and impacting that leaves you vulnerable at times, at other times empowered. I'll always love music, but the capacity I love it in has changed. I'm not sure if it's all about the time in which we live in or more so the changing values of the industry itself.
Allthough I think the music business has lost its soul, there are still plenty of artisits who love to make music for the sake of the art. Some have been able to make there passion for music pay off. You can't lump all of the artists together and say they have no soul. I also feel the music industry suppresses some artisits that they feel are not profitable. Sad but true.
I hate to sound like an old fogie, but I think it has, yes. You can't look at ANY of the young R&B artists today and compare them to the likes of Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass, Al Green, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye...the list goes on and on.
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