billie eillish

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  1. slybird

    slybird Member

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    It's all fine to say an artist is only popular because of promotion and money, but at the end of the week when they tabulate the sales numbers only 40 make the list. What the list never mentions is the other 40000 artists that had money behind them and failed to make that top 40. Marketing and name recognition helps, but if the public doesn't like the product all the money in the world will not force anyone to listen and spread the word.
     
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    Ok, I get what you're saying, and I don't disagree really, but she can only speak from where she is, so I wouldn't make it a criticism.

    Her life experience is now going to be within the bubble of fame, so it'll be interesting to see what she does with it as she grows older. She has commented that all the entertainers and performers she has met have been sad in their personal lives, so she at least seems grounded enough to have no illusions about the whole thing. That in itself is quite remarkable for someone her age.
     
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    somebody finds billie & her music “weird”?
    i’m confused, again; how are they “weird”?

    my g-d, i must be a f***ing alien.
     
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    She put a tarantula in her mouth in a video.

    She's this generation's Ozzy
     
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    I only 'discovered' her a couple of weeks ago. I was surprised that i liked those few songs so much. She has a unique style, and her brother's production/writing is nice, in a landscape where everyone else sounds the same.

    I hope she translates to longevity, but i fear her hook is something that is too difficult to innovate anew, and might be too much to repeat as is.

    Not a fan of the personality, though. Far too 'jaded/entitled millenial' for my tastes, but that's kids today, i guess. I do not relate.
     
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    Never intended for my post to reference her artistry in any way. People like what they like and I get why she is massively liked. But . . . Her teams mastery of social media analytics is industry standard and few if any artists I have examined, maybe 5 others, touches her teams expertise. I'm presently studying this phenom for personal and professional reasons. She did in one year what many marketers spend five doing, and with far less result. The ability to harness talent and shape it to reach a mass audience you can influence is the new market and she is a case study for many. Just a great case study in the new frontier. From politics to pellet grills.
     
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    Doesn't 'marketisation' ruin everything it touches, though. And how sickening that 'product placement' overshadows creativity and talent, every time. No wonder she's pissed off.
     
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    My daughters tried to introduce her to me. Not my thing.
     
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    Just facinating for those interested
     
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    I feel like this whenever the blooze brigade decide to enter a St Vincent thread... is it them that's ridiculously conservative and terrified of things that don't fit their tiny little reality or me that's so completely absorbed in my own weirdness I don't even recognise when someone else is being weird?

    Obviously, the possibility that it's both is perfectly valid!
     
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    Never heard of her before this thread, but man, I'm impressed!
     
  13. Zandalf

    Zandalf I don't remember

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    Well, I wouldn't go that far!
     
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    Yup, over hyped, bleak and boring.
     
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    That's what the article said -- an MK slave. It was the subject of the article you linked.
     
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  16. Zandalf

    Zandalf I don't remember

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    ^ Oh. Right!..... Well, I did actually read it a few weeks ago...:eek:
    That link, I DID POINT OUT, was a little over-the-top....:rolleyes:
    Back to ABB:D....
     
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    I listened to a couple songs and most of it was whisper, mumble jiberish. The parts where she did actually sing did nothing to wow me. I wanted to be knocked out by something new and unfortunately thought it was not very musical.
     
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    My 12 year old daughter loves her music. And she hates it when I say things like “oh look they’re playing that Billy Eyelash song where she whispers to jack in the box music again”.
     
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  19. Exiled_On_Main_St

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    :D

    ‘You’re so old dad!’

    Right?
     
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    I’m dragging her to go see Paul McCartney at Dodger stadium next month so at least we have that.
     
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