Top Ten Things That Most Ruined the Music Industry

The Top Ten
1 People Getting Judged on Looks

Madonna was the one who started this stupid trend. She paved the way for mediocre singers to become famous because of their sex appeal and their willingness to create a provocative and overtly sexual image of themselves.

People love to look at themselves over others. They always flaunt themselves and put such a stress on it. This does ruin the music industry, but it definitely did not start from the music industry.

Justin at Number One? People still make good music, just it does not get popular enough.

2 Auto-Tune

Some songs sound fine with autotune but most singers who use it sound like robots. Autotune hides real singing talent and some singers abused it by using too much autotune

It's annoying! If you can't song well, then get good at it! Don't use an effect to make to sound like you can sing!

3 Almost All Songs Having a Reference to Sex

It gets worse when it targets minors to engage in such activity. It's one thing to use this reference as an allegory to something else, it's another thing to promote it.

Except for songs exclusive to animated movies.

4 Rap

I thought that whoever put this on the list, actually meant mumble rap. Rap was on fire and had legends back in the days, but then Lil Wayne ruined the music industry, and so did Nicki Minaj, so it is actually mumble rap such as Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Future and Young Thug. This rap as a whole did not ruin the music industry, it's just most of today's rap, best known as mumble rap.

I disagree rappers like 2pac Eminem notorious b.I.g and even some current rappers like Kendrick Lamar aren't that bad I'm not saying rap is the best (there is a lot of bad current rap) but it's definitely better then some other genres (country )

5 Songs About Partying, Sex, and Drugs Becoming Popular Among the Mainstream Crowd

Thank you! I was scared this wouldn't be on the list. This should totally be #1. Music is mostly about sin nowadays, it's so sad. End times are here.

That's all there is to music. Except Tones and I but her singing could really use some work so that it sounds less annoying.

This is just becoming exacerbated through Internet culture.

6 MTV MTV is an American basic cable and satellite television channel which is a part of the "Viacom Music and Entertainment Group" which is the flagship Property of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom, of which it is a subsidiary.

This gets my vote because MTV is a Tele-VISION and focuses more on what you see (looks) than on what you hear (music).

MTV always cares incompetent pop stars.

They discourage rock, classify Hozier inappropriately as rock, and promotes popular teen issues instead of music,

7 Songs About Doing Drugs

Peer pressure levels through the roof. It's honestly awful.

8 The Rumor of Rock and Metal Being the Devil's Music

I really hate that people think this. I love rock music, but that doesn't make me a satanist or something.

Could at least put this at number 4?

9 Ke$ha Kesha Rose Sebert (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born on March 1st, 1987 in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R... read more

Her music from 2008-2010 were much better.

10 Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette... read more

Just because he isn't a great singer doesn't mean he ruined the music industry. There have been much worse artists. One single song like Baby didn't ruin the whole music industry

Why do people always say he's that bad? I mean, he's not the best singer in the world. But I still think he has a lot of talent.

He is the logical result and product of this same industry - he embodies it.

The Contenders
11 Billboard
12 Pop

It got a lot worse in the very late 2010s and early 2020s with even more crappy and cringeworthy sounding music from this genre.

Its made with ghost producers and sounds all the same.

13 Nu-Metal

Something is wrong with this in this list, Nu Metal is the best Metal genre out there and one of the coolest genres of all time.

14 Pop Fangirls
15 Greed

That's all there is to music now.

16 Simon Cowell Simon Phillip Cowell is an English reality television judge, entrepreneur, philanthropist, film, record, and television producer.

The biggest ass to ever walk the face of the earth.

He is one of the reasons why the Charts is Crap.

Hope he goes away soon. He is a 'Disgrace' to 'Music' so he is, giving us 'Honey G' who has no Talent at all. Wanker he is...

17 Screaming Fans

Honey screaming fans have existed long before we were born. Frank Sinatra started this trend along with Elvis. The Beatles had the biggest one but they tried to end it just to take their music career seriously.

Screaming fans are nothing new; Rudolf Valentino in the 1920's, Bing Crosby in the 1930's, Frank Sinatra in the 1940's, Elvis Presley in the 1950's, etc, etc. etc.

18 One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records... read more

These guys and Bieber will soon fade away, we should be so lucky as to have Rap fade away just as quickly.

Though I'm pissed that they did not disband, I think they actually sounded BETTER without zayn...

The are stupid. Once I said "I don't like one direction" on msp and some teen girl told me to kill myself.

19 Trap
20 Posers
21 Dubstep
22 Nicki Minaj Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982) is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Minaj is most known for her songs such as "Anaconda", "Super Bass", "Starships" and her feature on "Bang Bang"... read more
23 Twerking
24 No More Guitar Solos

They may not be applicable to all genres, but they do take a lot of talent. I don't really see songs that have pretty long guitar solos nowadays. But I'm not saying that having no guitar solos is bad.

I think there are still songs with guitar solos these days, just not as much as before. Even AC/DC's newest song has a guitar solo

The only number 1 songs of the year with guitar solos are thinking out loud and rude. there not really eddie Van Halen.

25 Napster

No one uses Napster anymore. We have piratebay and it's 100 times better then Napster. I support music downloading and if you don't like it tough

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