Music's Five Dumbest Marketing Trends

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You gimmicky schmucks.

Yes, you. The multi-platinum artist reigning over the Billboard charts, farting out hits like your shit doesn't stink. Actually, it smells like your soul died and rotted.

It's so hard to hear any good music over all these wack-ass jumble jams. Your keywords are rich, but your imagination is filing for bankruptcy. It's a bad look even if you are too big to fail.

Here are music's five dumbest marketing trends.

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Lyric Videos
Whoever started this trend is a real sticky booger. We all love music videos. We remember when it took two hours just to download one, and it was totally worth it. That means quality is worth waiting for, and since you're going to put out a real visual anyway, why not just take the fuckin' time and come out with it when you're good and ready. Don't make some dumb sing-along, karaoke-lookin' shit just because you wanna cop mad YouTube dollars. They are always cheesy. It's lame. You're lame. Stop it.

Jackin' '90s Beats
We are 100 percent about the '90s revival. We have been rockin' circle sunnies and flannel for at least a year now, and we are about to go acid wash some jeans when this post is done. But that doesn't mean you can just go coast on a classic anthem from 20 years ago because it's dope. We know it's dope. We never stopped listening to it. If you're an "artist," you should be able to come up with your own instant classic. Cut the crap and get to work.

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Tyler Loy
Tyler Loy

Ur searchin the wrong places :)

Tyler Loy
Tyler Loy

unfortunately these dumb trends make money. Business owners should try to find a medium between pushing quality content and making money, but these days it's hard. Nobody wants to see Cedric Gervais at LIV, but that'll make a ton of money. Good music always has and always will be there

pod_nt
pod_nt topcommenter

This is what happens when the music itself is of low quality. People won't listen to shit unless you convince them to, so these marketers appeal to the lowest common denominator. 


The parallels with the Roman Empire are astounding.

Rauliux Raulix
Rauliux Raulix

Why this list isn't Kanye West five times is baffling.

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