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Do programmes such as the X Factor have a positive or negative impact on the music industry?

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“The Selling Factor”

published 22/11/2011

ProKeeps popular music in the public eye

ContraVery safe and pedestrian, focuses on short term su...

I am a bit of a music nut and loved Pop Idol and Fame Academy when they were on TV but I have never really learned to love The X Factor. I watch it because my daughter wants me to watch it with her but as time goes on it becomes ever more predictable and ever more obvious how manipulative it is...

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“Saturday Night Bieber!”

published 24/11/2011

ProEveryone can be famous!

ContraBut not for long

As famous as Justin Bieber is he doesn’t shift many records, his latest going in at number 14 in the U.K charts. That would never happen with Timberlake. So we can only presume Biebers appeal is to the youngest internet generation, content with YouTube or free downloads. Therefore his revenue...

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ProBrings new talent.

ContraIncites shouting down a microphone, telephone char...

As a musician and when it comes to watching musical based shows on TV, I was entertained lightly with British TV content such as “Top of the Pops,” other chart based shows and on the other side of the coin, classically based entertainment such “the symphony orchestra,” presented over the years by...

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ProEntertaining, Great Talent, Variety Of Music & Suc...

ContraToo many politics and negativity.

Music is my passion. Reality TV is my guilty pleasure. I consider myself an X Factor fan and have watched every series almost religiously. Why? Because I find watching people entertaining. The same as I find it amusing watching people on the tube, or sitting on a bench and watching the world go...

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ProYou may just find a worldwide star

ContraYou probably won't

“It wasn’t like that in my day,” is a phrase you shall often hear from the older generation, and it doesn’t ring much truer than with the progression of the music industry over the ages. Many will have seen the transition from vinyl to cassette, and no sooner did it appear CD’s would become a...

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ProUnearths Talent, Makes Money, Gives people an chan...

ContraBreaks dreams, Money orientated,

X-Factor and similar programmes are many peoples guilty pleasure, in-fact today’s “interesting” fact in the tabloids was that a rather high percentage of people work their weekends around such talent shows. With X-factor running for a total of nearly four months, it dominates the weekend ITV...

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ProGood TV

ContraBad music, stale and boring after a while.

Pop Idol, Popstars: The Rivals, Pop Stars, American Idol, Britian's Got Talent, America's Got Talent, The Voice, Soapstar to Superstar, Popstar To Operastar, Fame Academy, Nouvelle Star and Deutschland sucht den Superstar. What do think all these shows have in common. All of them where a new tool...

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Not for me

ProEntertaining

ContraBrings out the worst in human nature

The question "Do programmes such as the X Factor have a positive or negative impact on the music industry?" will generate a wide view of opinions. Here's mine. When the X-Factor first started I was still at school and loved watching it to see all the really bad singers auditioning because it was...

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“No talent, all promotion.”

published 01/12/2011

Proattention, promotion

Contrapredictable, staged

In terms of it's impact on the music industry, you cannot argue with the amount of public attention that is directed at the industry due to the show. From the song choices of the judges each week (often causing songs to come back into the charts), to the celebrity guest performances. Simon and...

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ProNone

ContraWeakening the music industry in the UK, No new mus...

Programs like the X-Factor have been spoiling the music industry each year since the year 2005. If you did not know the aim of the X-Factor is to give trial hearings to singers to see if they are suitable for employment or professional training thousands of people who all are assumed as true...

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ProProvide cheap entertainment to the masses, Display...

ContraShort audition process , Manufactured images and m...

I detest this ongoing identity crisis reality TV has at the moment does it seek to prop up existing genres by funneling new talent ? or does it seek to create a new genre of disposable acts which the public love or loathe on a whim ? If the answer is the former then they are making a terrible...

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