By Morgan & Lindsay // karmeck360
So the NYTimes is letting you build a pop song. Move over Build-A-Bear... Build-A-Hit is a HIT! Point “Verse,” click “Hook”, choose “B section.” Play the perfect track.
But is this reducing pop music to a Cut & Paste job? Or IS IT a cut & paste job? Mixed and manufactured by rich producers and top-line writers?
Is the media killing everything that is beautiful about listening to and creating music?
Too much? Be warned -- this post is full of our personal opinions. We support with fact but we extrapolate with our tastes. Hopefully we can create a conversation around this.
The New Yorker’s interview with the hitmakers behind Rihanna claims:
“‘It’s not enough to have one hook anymore. You've got to have a hook in the intro, a hook in the pre-chorus, a hook in the chorus, and a hook in the bridge...People on average give a song seven seconds on the radio before they change the channel, and you got to hook them."
This circular reasoning is unhooking us and holding us back from musical discoveries.
What do YOU think?
AND NOW...THIS WEEK IN ADORABLE PUPPIES!
Puppies... Getting ready for bed.
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