Machinesworking wrote:...there's no way to know really which song will break.
Eh well when you have Universal behind you it's probably safe to say you have enough clout towards albums, videos, marketing radio, tv spots and misc to make sure you can't deny you know the song and hear it so many times you have to give into tapping your foot to it.
But I'm just using Lorde as the example for that. I'm not saying she doesn't deserve it. When her single before Royals came out (the video where she doesn't move her mouth except for the 'yeah' part), I watched the video 3 times in a row because I was intrigued, so I'm not hating; I got total respect for her, but there's definitely a way to know and choose which song will break when you know what ingredients it takes and the kind of money and power to make sure everyone gets overstuffed and they can't deny there's at least one ingredient in it that tastes good.
For decades there were gangsters who threatened dj's lives if they didn't give a certain artist or song airplay, of course now it doesn't have to be so brutish, but it's not that different either.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pehHOqx7 ... ture=share
You know this though, I just want the innocent unsuspecting children to know that talent is only a small cog in the commercial success machine.
Ok sorry, back to Lorde's not so bad teeth.