MMEggman wrote:Selling out, in lamens, would be doing something you wouldn't otherwise do simply for making money... Such things would include doing a commercial or shaping something you've created to a mainstream interest because you want it to sell.
Disturbed have needed the approval of their label to do their own thing (Which includes self produce), which means that the label are letting them do their own thing and are not stepping in and influencing it in any way. Just because a band becomes popular and earns money does not mean they're sell outs... Disturbed actually use their money that they've earned to put on bigger and better shows with more production value. It's about giving back to the fans with them.
I hate the morons who say an artist is a sell out just as soon as they make some money. That's their job. They do this for a living even if it isn't primarily about money, they do it because it's their dream and passion.
According to illogical, ignorant, simple minded morons - Selling out means you evolve and progress in your art and don't create the same thing that put them on the map.
I hate people with that mindset.
If a a band sells merch, they MUST be sell outs. Not because the fans love to support the band and love having their favourite artists on a shirt to show that they like the band or anything, no.
If a band sells a record, they MUST be sell outs. So every artist should just make one album and have it sold for free and then just not bother from then on out.
Disturbed's music is not marketable. It doesn't appeal to the popular culture world. It isn't influenced by social, cultural or media trends... I mean shit. They are one of 3 bands in musical history to have 4 consecutive number 1 albums, but has anybody heard that on the news? Has anybody actually heard that statistic outside of actually looking up Disturbed news (Including this forum)?
That's my rant about this. I absolutely can not stand the sell out argument by ignorant, good for nothing, musically retarded pricks.
Dawn_Cato wrote:Stay away from ignorant people....I can't say anything else.
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