What do you guys think about "sellout songs"
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    Default What do you guys think about "sellout songs"

    I'm sure all you have these songs. Songs that all the girls like and dance to, but aren't actually very good. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpIhR...eature=related)
    What do you guys think about these songs? Do you play them and if you do how much?


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    I actually like that song. I didn't think it sounded all that commercial-ish at all.

    I don't understand really what you mean by "sellout song." I always thought sell out meant giving up something that you liked just for the money??

    I thought it was going to be some Eurocheese (Eurodance, lol) song. Like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I89O9eUksHw Which I also like :eek:. Brings me back to my days of high school (which wasn't that long ago, anyway)

    edit: if people dance to what your playing, doesn't that mean your just doing your job?
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    i didnt find any of those songs to be sell outs or just songs for people to dance to? I agree with the above post isnt it our job to get people to dance? lol i mean when i think sell out i think like say some artist who has there own special sounds and then they give in and release songs that sound the same as everything else?

    Why would you want to play songs people wouldn't want to dance to but then again i guess it depends on the crowd your playing to

    Besides everyone has there own tastes in music so one persons garbage is another persons treasure
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    i dunno maybe it's just me but ... life is too short and the scene is too saturated to play music I don't love, let alone don't like

    not trying to diss, i just don't really understand why you'd want to compromise your instincts based on naive assumptions about your audience.

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    haha sorry left out a part in my previous post.. haha i wouldnt play these songs at a party :P id rather find some mean killer tunes to crank haha all i was saying in my previous post is how do you know what a sell out is? as its a pretty like blurred line lol
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    sellout=anything on the radio to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by duerr View Post
    life is too short and the scene is too saturated to play music I don't love
    +123910.

    for songs like that..yeah you might throw in your set if you're out gigging and people are going to want to hear it. throwing in your mixtape or set or whatever that you're going to record and put out as your style, that's another story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djhipnotikk View Post
    throwing in your mixtape or set or whatever that you're going to record and put out as your style, that's another story.
    How is that any different from releasing a track thats a "sell out" - dropping a "sell out" track in a club and dropping a "sell out" track on a release are both doing the same thing : trying to cater for a wider audience.

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