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.

The Top Ten

1 Look 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

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

"Video killed the radio star"

@DSP Didn't you make a list saying how great Jacob Sartorius is, now you're changing your mind?

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2 Make 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

Unpopular song: All we do is drive, all we do is think about the feelings that we hide
Popular song: I’m the one, yeah, I’m the one, yeah

3 Have 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

Melanie Martinez and Tori Kelly nevertheless had a big butt. - DynastiSugarPop

4 Follow The Trends

We get it. Whip, nae nae, dab, etc.

5 Use Generic Computer Noises

I hate lists like this. - SwagFlicks

6 Have 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.

7 Make Songs About Sex

Sadly this is somewhat true - RealTendoMendo

Ew! I'm too young to sing songs about those forms of ghastly things people have! - DynastiSugarPop

8 Make Simple Repetitive Songs

so TRUE AA - RealTendoMendo

9 Use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. And Make Unreadable Tweets

Yup - 0744rose

For example: Jacob Saggytits. - DynastiSugarPop

10 Use Massive Amounts of Autotune

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

Only for singers who can't sing - zxm

Its common nowadays - 0744rose

The Contenders

11 Feature Another Artist In All Of Your Songs
12 Be Yourself
13 Lipsync
14 Twerk a Lot
15 Make a Remix of an Already Popular Song

It wasn't that bad.

16 Having Stubborn Fans
17 Ruin a good song from the 80s-2010s and such by covering and stealing the lyrics

It's called covering.

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

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2. Make Generic Songs About Love And Partying And Money
3. Make Simple Repetitive Songs
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2. Use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. And Make Unreadable Tweets
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2. Make Generic Songs About Love And Partying And Money
3. Have No Talent
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