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"

Like Jacob Sartorius. He has no talent and cares about his looks. At least Melanie Martinez doesn't pay much attention to her looks, doesn't write simple songs about sex and partying, and doesn't use autotune. - DynastiSugarPop

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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