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As the music industry enters the 21st Century there are a variety of crises and issues plaguing different aspects of the medium While some such as the Napster on-line piracy debate are prominently discussed due to their serious legal and economic implications other issues lay hidden and remain largely ignored by both the public and the industry Often such covert issues are in fact the most important reflecting the true nature and struggles of the medium of sound recordings A prime example of the latter is the industrys current ethos of music as product and as mass-marketable commodity Although seemingly unavoidable in nature a tie between sound recordings and profit-driven corporations has resulted in the horrible mismanagement of the concept of music as an art form Mismanagement is evidenced through the following 1 major labels have strategically spawned a homogeneous web of manufactured disposable albeit immensely popular music for their profit-driven benefits and2 in doing so have chosen to neglect their own non-marketable artists and ignore up-and-coming non-marketable talent The music industry as a result has become anything but a forum for artistic expression by placing its focus on an artists image and entertainment selling power in lieu of its veritable musical integrity In a world of manufactured recording stars where young undiscovered talent is put together strategically to make picture-perfect groups plastic songs are pre-written pre-arranged and pre-produced by faceless anonymous production teams and the extent of a stars musical ability is determined by his or her ability to sing and dance at the same time there is little room for any authentic emotion or creative or expressive ingenuity - the artistic essence is completely lost Songs are often shallow in their emotional scope and usually present feelings people and situations in a one-dimensional model The lyrics once considered a form of poetry are usually second or third in importance behind the melody or catchy hook The goal is to make the
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