The world may want to learn a lesson from the “Worsters” that follow recommendations at “Vote for the” as if they were lemmings. The Worsters mostly represent the generation raised with a false, inflated sense of self esteem leading to millions of narcissistic Young American adults that value mediocrity over achievement through merit. No culture/nation has ever survived with this attitude leading the way.

Crazy Normal - the Classroom Exposé

The real danger posed by alleged racist, money mongering Internet Troll sites such as the “Worsters” at Vote for the is that if the viewers stop tunning in to watch American Idol and the show is cancelled, the opportunity for tens of thousands of music industry artists will vanish, and we will see a return to the old ways of becoming discovered, which means many will not stand a chance.

Phillip Phillips won season 11, but he was not the most talented singer. In fact, “When asked if he thought he would prevail after Tuesday night’s top two competition show, an incredulous Phillip gave powerhouse runner-up Jessica Sanchez—who some fans might argue was ‘robbed’—total props, answering: ‘No! Did you see Jessica’s last performance?’ Phillips also cited a standout performance by another powerhouse, Joshua Ledet’s ‘It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World,’ as one of his favorites of the entire season.”


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  1. merlin says:

    I’m assuming from your post that you’re saying the music industry is still very much alive. My personal view is that it’s on the slow down-slope ever since music was digitized. Napster showed that almost anything digital can be free.

    • Merlin, you are correct that the music industry as we knew it is on the decline. However, the music industry is selling more singles than albums and sales are down due to increase piracy in addition to the birth and continued growth of the Indie music industry.

      However, on March 26, 2012, reported that Global Music Revenue is Down 3%, while Sync, PRO, & Digital Income is Up. “Trade revenue generated by the global recorded music industry in 2011 dropped by 3% to $16.6 billion, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s (IFPI) annual “Recording Industry in Numbers” report, published today (March 26)…

      “IFPI’s study also states that physical format sales slumped by 8.7% globally, falling from a trade value of $11.1 billion in 2010 to $10.2 billion in 2011. The comparative fall from 2009 to 2010 was 13.8%. Meanwhile, global digital revenues saw growth of 8.0%, rising from $4.84 billion in 2010 to $5.23 billion last year, crossing the $5 billion mark for the first time. Digital now accounts for 31% of overall recorded music revenues, up from 29% in 2010, according to IFPI…

      “2011 was a significant year in the evolution of the digital music business,” commented Edgar Berger, President and CEO, International, Sony Music Entertainment, in a statement also included in the report. “The rollout of legal services to new markets, the continued expansion of subscription services and the revolution in portability have all contributed to the accelerated growth of the digital music market. The outlook is bright,” Berger went on to say.”


      What music fans are doing is buying digital copies of single songs to play on their MP3 devices. In fact, they are buying singles and creating their own albums on MP3 devices by only buying the songs they like.

      The Internet and the ability to produce songs and books digitally for MP3 players and E-book devices such as the Kindle, Nook and iPad have changed the way business is done in the music and publishing industries. In addition, Indies are now taking away business from the larger traditional music and publishing industry.

      For example, I’m an Indie author and my work sells several hundred copies a month and has been doing that for more than two years. I’m sure if it were not for novels such as mine, those sales would have gone to traditional publishers instead.

      Due to these changes, along with YouTube, Indies that are not picked up by the traditional music and publishing industries have an opportunity the carve out a niche for themselves. Amanda Hocking is one of those people. She published several books as an Indie and sold millions of copies. Then recently, a traditional publisher came to her and offered a couple of million to publish her work. And, she is not alone.

      More and more Indies are finding success without the traditional music or publishing industries. Another example would be Jessica Sanchez who came in second on American Idol Season 11. Before she became a finalist on American Idol this season, she was posting her performances on You Tube and had attracted more than 22 million fans to enjoy her (in my opinion) platinum quality voice.

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