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Old 11.21.04, 8:29 PM
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No, mainstream rock isn't dying at all. In "radio terms" here in Portugal the bands that get more airplay are "rock" bands, from Puddle of Mud, Red Hot C. P, Audioslave to Nelly Furtado and Avril Lavigne, going through many (good) portuguese rock bands, like Toranja and Xutos e Pontapés, and rock-hip-hop stuff like Da Weasel, Yellow W Van , Gorillaz, etc. You also have some dedicated alternative radio stations, which air stuff like the Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, Radiohead, Muse, etc. Of course we have the radio stations with the Timberlake-Britney-etc...And hip hop stations.
You do have it all everywhere, even here. Of course, what most people want to listen to is the big pop hit they know the lyrics to, and that's just the way it is. I mean, I wish it was the seventies, and the big hits were the Beatles and Jimi...But it ain't,so be it... Actually, I like that my songs aren't the ones people listen to. That way I can impress girls with the "he's a connaisseur" kind of thing
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Actually, I like that my songs aren't the ones people listen to. That way I can impress girls with the "he's a connaisseur" kind of thing
lol.. I wish girls were impressed by my 'refined' musical tastes :P They typically dont even pretend to care.

As far as the radio station stuff.. we've got no shortage of hard rock songs here. Unless your idea of hard rock is that screaming-metal stuff. But hell, if you want that, just go see a local teen band

I'll admit, however, that I'm probably not the most observant person when it comes to musical trends.. so I could be dead wrong, and hard rock is, in fact, dying. I hope not, though :S
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Every radio station you have ever listened to is probably owned by ClearChannel. There is a financial incentive going on:

Companies buy ad time from ClearChannel so you will listen to their ads, and buy the albums of the artists they play. Right?

Wrong.

When you listen to ClearChannel radio, YOU are the product. YOU - presumably an 18-24 year old white male - are being SOLD as part of a 'target demographic' to advertisers and music corporations. ClearChannel's part in this is to conduct market research to determine what will cause your demographic to listen to the correct channel of their lineup.

If you don't like being sold this way, don't listen to radio.
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Every radio station you have ever listened to is probably owned by ClearChannel. There is a financial incentive going on:

Companies buy ad time from ClearChannel so you will listen to their ads, and buy the albums of the artists they play. Right?

Wrong.

When you listen to ClearChannel radio, YOU are the product. YOU - presumably an 18-24 year old white male - are being SOLD as part of a 'target demographic' to advertisers and music corporations. ClearChannel's part in this is to conduct market research to determine what will cause your demographic to listen to the correct channel of their lineup.

If you don't like being sold this way, don't listen to radio.

100% right.

And furthermore, you don't decide what's the next trend, they'll tell you.

There's a sucker born every minute.
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i heard a metal cover of toxic...and local h did an awesome cover of toxic.
Dweezil Zappa did an amazing cover of ...Hit Me Baby One More Time

Now, go download the crap outta that thing!
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not exactly....the song by britney spears....i believe her latest hit single....she may have put out another one, i don't know.

the band that covered it is called she dies in december.

Ah, I get it now. lol

sorry for the confusion, I just love Toxik.
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thank the god of your preference for the BBC's 6music, state funded radio, free of adverts, and overt marketing, but most importantly packed to the roof with all kinds of great music, indie, metal, rock, reggae, funk, pop etc, etc.

The BEST thing about 6music is that it has access to the BBC's archives of sessions and live recording because of this you get to hear some extremely cool stuff, they play at least 1 Peel session at some point everyday.

Those poor people amongst you not lucky enough to live in the UK can listen on line either to the live transmission ot archived shows using 'listen again'. if you like rock check out Bruce ****inson's rock show

http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/
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The radio is definetly a mixed blessing

On the positive side, if it wern't for Canadian radio stations (i live on the american/canadian border in northern NY) i never would have heard of great bands such us the Matthew Good Band, Moist, I Mother Earth, and other less mainstream bands that don't get any exposure in the states.

On the downside, i see one big problem with radio, these huge KROCK stations playing the same damn thing every single day. They play song good stuff every now and then, but damn it, i think they have DISTURBED, GODSMACK, NICKELBACK, and other ****ty nu-metal bands on constant rotation.

All i can say, is that there is good music out there, we just have to look for it a lot harder than we used to
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Re: mainstream metal/hard rock dying quickly

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There's your problem right there.

The radio is no place to look for new music, unless you like mainstream pop or hip hop
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Re: Re: mainstream metal/hard rock dying quickly

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There's your problem right there.

The radio is no place to look for new music, unless you like mainstream pop or hip hop
Is college radio dead in the USA?
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Re: Re: Re: mainstream metal/hard rock dying quickly

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Is college radio dead in the USA?

not entirely. theres a college station that usually has classical music that i listen to on occassion. unfortuneatly, sometimes a couple of retards get on and play their music, which is often times terrible underground dj's playing the same beat for 5 minutes.
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Is college radio dead in the USA?
I forgot about that. I have to driev 20 miles to pick up the college station in my car.
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No, mainstream rock isn't dying at all. In "radio terms" here in Portugal the bands that get more airplay are "rock" bands, from Puddle of Mud, Red Hot C. P, Audioslave to Nelly Furtado and Avril Lavigne...
Nelly Furtado is rock?

Yeah anyway, there is a lotta watered down music on the airwaves these days. At times I feel like the "Underground" audience is bigger than the mainstream one, but then again, I haven't been to the mainstream in a while.
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