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Top 10 Things That Need to Change About the Music Industry

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    1talent over sex appeal suggested bydbskeetdude37@yahoo.
    This is actually true, particularly with music videos.
    Attach your videos and images!
  • 2Autotune suggested byLeo Logan
    When Cher and Imogen Heap used it, it was cool because they were talented. No-talents like Lil Wayne on the other hand...
  • 3Lip-syncing suggested byLeo Logan
  • 4Bring Back Classic Country, Rock, Rap, & Pop Themed Genres suggested bymac121mr0
  • 5Image over Music Quality
  • 6Stop Relying On Sexualized Eye Candy suggested bymac121mr0
  • 7More creative control suggested byEmmanuel Dunk
  • 8Streaming Exclusives
    Universal Music Group is reportedly stopping their artist doing that practice, as it not only hurts UMG themselves on revenue, but consumers as well.
  • 9Reemphasize Music Content over "Noise" suggested bymac121mr0
  • 10Less overproduction suggested byzendaddy621
    Really handy for artist, particularly on earning royalties, some artist use a lot of behind the scenes staff to make albums.
  • 11Less repetitive sounds and more variety in instruments suggested byGodslayer79
  • 12Lyrics with no depth or meaning whatsoever suggested byGodslayer79
  • 13Audio Enhancement Notices suggested byJamie Murphy
  • 14Appreciate albums based on artistic merit, not on sales suggested byrma2098
  • 15Ticket Scalpers
    This has to stop. People that wanted to go to concerts to see their favorite artists will have to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars to get that ticket. Those scalpers can scheme people a lot of money from this. There should be laws that limit or stop this practice so companies like Ticketmaster should sell these tickets.
  • 16Stop Relying Extremely Much on Song Collaborations suggested bymac121mr0
  • 17Music Lessons suggested byJamie Murphy
  • 18More representation overall and a lot less marketing suggested byMichael Ross
    Far too many good musicians end up going under (if not completely off) the radar because the industry is too busy badgering us that we are supposed to like the "popular" artists. That needs to do a 180 pronto.
  • 19The record label getting more money than the musician suggested byJalexOfficial
    Case in point: Tori Amos and the big bad Atlantic Records

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