Is music an art form? When answering this question take into consideration Bach, Vivaldi and Bocelli, all artists who were allowed to express themselves without being censored. Censoring today’s artists and their music hurts them in many ways; it limits their expression and also hurts their record sales. There are many parental and religious groups who fell that censoring music is necessary to protect today’s youth. The music displays foul language and expresses pro views on sex, drugs and gangs.
People as a way to present the way they feel or to relay a message to large amounts of people have always used music. In this day and age it is harder for musicians to propagate their messages to the masses because once it is played on the radio a “dead noise” is dubbed over any offensive or suggestive words. In doing this, the listener is misguided as to what they are listening to, and in some cases prompts them to find out what was really said. In any instant the censorship is not stopping the listener from uncovering the phrase that has been covered. Parents are less likely to buy their children a CD that has a warning sticker on the front stating that the CD has explicit content. This would clearly hurt record sales and would discourage the artist from making the same type of music.
Basil Valdez Like many Filipino singers in the 1970s, Valdez started solo on his career as a folk singer. In 1972, he joined the Circus Band and after it was disbanded, he released Ngayon at Kailanman, his first solo album. In the Circus Band, he met Ryan Cayabyab, who was then part of other band. When Valdez was preparing his album Ngayon at Kailanman, he asked Cayabyab to give a few songs, he ...
Selling records in very important in the music business and if artist’s records do not sell because of the content then is it really the artist’s fault? Or should the parents have a more proactive role in helping their children make the right decisions? I fell that a parent should not limit their child to things like listening to music instead they should help their child in understanding the music and letting the child decide to listen or not. I have found that myself I am not drawn to music that has an abundance of foul language but have friends who are and they have good reasons for it. If children can make the conscious decision on their own as to if the music is appropriate for them the artists would benefit from it. Music changes as society changes and it’s a tough lesson for a child to learn foul language and illegal acts through music but it is part of the world and I fell that the parents have to take this as an opportunity to tech their children to think for themselves. Artists have opinions that they want to share and money to be made from their records and as a society we have to learn that Vivaldi and Nelly deserve the same respect..