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  • Metallica getting Poison's producer for the Black album and videos. I hope I don't have to explain why it's bad:-0 EDIT: Ok, it's bad because before that, the only time you ever saw a Metallica video was at 3:00am on Headbanger's Ball. After, they were as prolific as Pearl Jam and S.T.P...Just using those names as comparison should say it all.
  • Selling out can be considered as (example) going from being on an independent label (and earing little) to going to a big commercial label and earning a lot for songs that may get much greater airplay. I don't think it really is all that bad, everyone has to earn a living, and the music industry often does not have great longevity, so it is wise to set yourself up if possible. You can be popular and still have integrity.
  • Selling out is basically when you change your style of music to fit whatever is popular at the time,doing what the record company wants you to do,instead of getting your own music out there,which in my opinion should be the whole point of being a musician,to share your soul,not sell your soul.
  • I think that Nelly Furtado would be a good example of selling out. She rose to fame on a style that encompassed influences from folk and Portuguese music, then her career nosedived. She returned recently to perform in an R&B style, with lyrics, moves and looks like Beyonce and other singers of that genre. It is clear that she decided to do this in order to get herself back to the top of the charts, but, in doing so, she sacrificed her individuality and what made her special to begin with.
  • I don't equate better business to selling out. ""Selling out" is a common idiomatic pejorative expression for the compromising of a person's integrity, morality, authenticity, or principles in exchange for personal gain, such as money." I think these people are performers they get on stage and put on an act. It doesn't mean they're not true to themselves deep inside. I've sung many songs that weren't my true authentic self I've sung lyrics that didn't express my true feelings because I was singing a song I think when you're not being true to yourself is when you profess something as being true when you know that it's not. Or when you say you believe something and you truly don't. I don't think singing a different style music or lyrics that you don't believe is selling out, it's performing.

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