The Radio Makes My Ears Bleed

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The Radio Makes My Ears Bleed

There is a major problem these days in entertainment, and that is

there is such a lack of diversity in the music industry. Because of this

problem, fewer bands will have the opportunity to go big, or get signed to

a major record label. Small, local bands will never be able to get the

popularity they deserve because every band is compared to one another. The

same bands are played on the radio all the time, and instead of playing a

variety bands, the same songs are looped and played all day long. This

creates a problem because people, who think its only cool to listen to the

radio, only experience the same pop music from bands signed to major

labels. As a result of this, all the money stays in the corporate, record


I believe the main reasons are that people don't like change. It

should be easier for listeners to access music of different genres. Radio

stations are a major contributor to the problem of this lack of variety.

They are afraid that if they play music other than what is pop, they will

lose money and listeners, but in fact I believe that their listeners will

grow if they expand their genres.

There are several large, corporate record labels that basically

empower all of the radio airwaves and MTV. I think that bands are afraid to

try new styles also because once they get signed; they are controlled by

their label and are influence by all the money that is tossed around.

I think that some ways to fix all of these problems start with radio

stations. There needs to be a station that can be accessed from all over

that plays music from independent labels. I think that MTV needs to be

taken off the air because the shows that it plays are all reality TV, and

it no longer stands for what it was created to do, play music videos.

Finally I think that another way to get independent music spread around is

that have more tours like Warped Tour. I think there need to multi-stage,

multi-band concerts that travel the United States.

Clear Channel for example, is a company that owns of 1,200 radio

stations, 37 T.V. stations, and 240 more investments in radio stations

throughout the whole world. This is a great example of how all radio is the

same, and controlled by a large company. They are in 248 of the top 250

radio markets, and control over half of all rock music stations. When one

company owns more than half of our radio stations, you can understand why
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