Top 10 Things that are Essential for Being a Popular Musician Nowadays

We live in a crappy world where these things can get you to be a popular musician.

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1Look Pretty And/Or Handsome

Haha, that's why I listen to non-popular metal bands. They don't pay much attention to their looks, don't write simple songs about sex and partying, and don't use autotune. - Metal_Treasure

This is legit all you need for becoming a famous musician. Nowadays, people only like musicians for their looks instead of their talent. - NikBrusk

Not all popular musicians are like this! But I guess everyone focuses on the mainstream of the mainstream...

That's why I put this at Number One. All the kids care about in Music nowadays isn't their talent, but their looks. - NikBrusk

"Video killed the radio star"

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2Make Generic Songs About Love And Partying And Money

Nowadays all the songs are about these things only - 0744rose

You find a million love songs already. My say is stop making new songs and spoiling what music really is and listen to the existing songs

Yes, because good pop music died a long time ago, - Metal2003

3Follow The TrendsV2 Comments
4Have A Big Butt (for girls)

Why would I care about their butt? If I want to go see Nightwish in concert or something, I will be listening to the amazing music, not looking at Floor's posterior. - Merilille

Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, and Jennifer Lopez especially. - Music_Lover123

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5Use Generic Computer Noises

Autotune and sound effects to the max! - Music_Lover123

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6Have No Talent

You got it! You nailed it! You just said all that needs be said about mass-produced, corporately manufactured "artists" who've been ruining music since at least the early 90s. You could eliminate every other item, because you said it all perfectly in only three words.

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7Make Songs About Sex
8Make Simple Repetitive Songs

Especially that repeat the same thing over and over again and the same instrumentals. - Metal2003

9Use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. And Make Unreadable TweetsV1 Comment
10Feature Another Artist In All Of Your Songs

Meek Mill, Cassie, Justin Bieber, Drake, Beyonce... yes, I am talking about Nicki Minaj. - Metal2003

The Contenders

11Use Massive Amounts of Autotune

No, no. Popular music should never ever use autotune ever. - NuMetalManiak

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13Be Yourself

The only semi-good thing on this list. - Metal2003

14Twerk a Lot

Nicki Minaj especially. In her video Anaconda she only talks about her rear end and having retarded lyrics. - Metal2003

15Having Stubborn Fans

Older music tends to have stubborn fans too but now popular music artists fans take the cake. They sometimes send you death threats! - Metal2003

16Make a Remix of an Already Popular SongV1 Comment
17Ruin a good song from the 80s-2010s and such by covering and stealing the lyrics

This is called covering. What's worse? Daya covering "What a Wonderful World"?

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1. Look Pretty And/Or Handsome
2. Make Generic Songs About Love And Partying And Money
3. Follow The Trends
1. Look Pretty And/Or Handsome
2. Make Generic Songs About Love And Partying And Money
3. Make Simple Repetitive Songs
1. Look Pretty And/Or Handsome
2. Use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. And Make Unreadable Tweets
3. Make Simple Repetitive Songs

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