Top Ten Things That 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.

This is one of the absolute worst things.

This why Slipknot wears their masks mask

Justin at Number One? People still make good music, just it does not get popular enough. - 445956

2 Rap

The modern kind ruined it. Especially the ones with sexist and racist lyrics in them.

Rap started off okay but now a lot of songs sound like a 6 year old put together lyrics they found in some angry deviants journal. Bring back talent, instruments and melody.

There are many rappers that are better than Eminem and its not too hard to find them so open your eyes. - MLGPoossySlayer6969

Everything about rap suck ruin music industry same arrange use auto tune no skill all is about lit dope showoff

3 Auto-Tune

Tones and I.

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! - myusernameisthis

4 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. - Johnalove

Korn, Disturbed, Soulfly and Slipknot

Eeww who listen to that stuff its gross - Thump

Go listen to your One Direction and don't mess up with real music genres. - Johnalove

5 Almost all songs having a reference to sex

Except for songs exclusive to animated movies.

pur fax

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.

Video killed the radio star.

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

Brought us all this glam metal - gemcloben

MTV always cares incompetent pop stars. - 05yusuf09

7 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.

Modern pop. Ugh! - Misfire

Its made with ghost producers and sounds all the same.

Pop music and rap music is NASTY.

8 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. - TheHabsFan

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.

Y'all do realize that your favorite bands AC/DC and KISS made songs about this too, right? - RiverVibeZ

I'm sure the song titled "Entrails Ripped from a Virgins C*** " is perfectly okay, because its metal. But if a artist nowadays says any reference to sex, drugs, or money they deserve to be shot. Just because a certain style of lyrics doesn't appeal to you doesn't mean it doesn't appeal to others. - MLGPoossySlayer6969

9 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.

I'm surprised he is not higher in this list. - ShyChick

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. - dipperpinesfangirl618

He is killed the music along with Nicki Minaj, no doubt. - 05yusuf09

It's always obvious he's number 1. - Neonco31

10 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.

This music group is for gay people who have been in a row in themselves.

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

If Justin Bieber joined 1 direction I would kill myself

The Contenders

11 Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, ...read more.

The reality is that the kids who hate on her are intimidated by the fact that a regular, everyday kid from Pittsburgh, who is their own age, has emerged onto the world stage with a historic talent level.

Ruined this site more than music - gemcloben

12 The rumor of rock and metal being the devil's music

Could at least put this at number 4?

This is offensive to people who like rock music

It is actually racist. - 445956

Oh please, today's pop and rap music are nowhere better...in fact rap music is not wholesome either.

13 Songs about doing drugs
14 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.

I hate that trashy bitch

15 Dubstep

I hate dubstep it's so overrated and dumb - Harri666

Worst music genre ever. - 05yusuf09

Sarcasm ahead:
How is dubstep on this list? I mean really, is dubstep not the definition of music? I can feel exactly the anger or joy or agony of the musician when he put together that aaah wubwubwub we hfhfhfhf lo flaflaflafla zien shaaa psh oOOOo weeieieiei wuoiuouw

16 Billboard
17 Posers
18 Screaming Fans

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.

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.

It may me nothing new, but it is bad - gemcloben

19 Greed

Its all about the money, not music - gemcloben

That's all there is to music now.

That's WHY MOST PEOPLE SUCK TODAY!

G.r.e.e.d. What describes modern singers? Greed!

20 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.

If you want guitar solos, listen to metal music! - Metal_Treasure

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

This should be 2nd after Bieber

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

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

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

He knows what he's doing. I'm glad ratm destroyed him. - gemcloben

Hope he gets 'Shot' one day. He is a 'Wanker' so he is.

22 Pop Fangirls

You got that right

23 Skrillex Skrillex is an American (Born in 1988, in Los Angeles, California) EDM producer who is known for popularizing dubstep. He is part of the bands Jack Ü (DJ) and From First To Last (Lead Singer). His album Recess debuted at 4 on the BB200, tying him with Zedd for the highest debut for an EDM album on ...read more.

Skrillex helped muse make dubstep. Why. Muse shouldn't do any more dubstep ever again. Hey at least the video was creepy as a living nugget. (See: muse-unsustainable)

Liters,skrillex is awesome - Nateawesomeness

24 Napster

There is better ones than napster now - gemcloben

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 - Sabbath

25 Trap

Cancer. - RiverVibeZ

26 Record Labels
27 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.

Need I say more?

How she isn't in the top 10? - 05yusuf09

28 Soulja Boy DeAndre Cortez Way, known professionally as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.

Who is this? I have never heard his music. - RiverVibeZ

29 American Idol American Idol is an American talent reality television series that first aired in 2002. As of May 2019, there have been seventeen seasons.

I mean, yeah.

30 Twerking

Nicki Minaj for example duh... - Neonco31

In music videos

31 Kurt Cobain's Suicide

And from there, 1997 happened and music went downhill from there...

I'm so sad that I'm to young to have lived in those times

32 Emos

They basically made a new genre for whiny little kids that cut themselves for attention.

What IS THIS DOING? YA BEING OFFENSIVE TO US! (i'm an emo kid )

33 Fans recording with their phones
34 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries.
35 People Complaining About Things That Ruined the Music Industry

There's still plenty of great music if you actually look for it.

No it doesn't. that's why I made this list - gemcloben

So basically the people who vote on this list - SammMinajj

36 Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the ...read more.

She is so repulsive.

And a "song" called Twerk It Like Miley was made! What is up with the new generation?!

37 Boy Bands
38 Modern popular artists dissing old classic artists

Like how Justin Bieber called The Beatles the crap band and how Gucci Mane said that he is better than Nas.

If I were a popular modern musician, I wouldn't dare call Joy Division "unnecessary crap" or pass Patti Smith off as "a product of that damned CBGB thing"...

39 Rick Ross William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.
40 Meghan Trainor Meghan Elizabeth Trainor is an American singer and songwriter. Trainor's work has been recognized with several awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award, Music Business Association's Breakthrough Artist of the Year accolade and two Billboard Music Awards.

At least her role in the Playmobil Movie and the movie's song "Run Like The River" was good.

41 Kids Bop
42 Kimbra Kimbra Lee Johnson, known mononymously as Kimbra, is a New Zealand recording artist based in Los Angeles.
43 Bollywood Songs
44 Payola

This is why Limp Bizkit got famous.

45 Psy Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper.

All kpop is bad - gemcloben

46 Classical Music

Classical music has been around for over 700 years, and is responsible for creating the music industry.

It helped make it - gemcloben

47 Freddie Mercury's death
48 Music Streaming

The number 1 reason there's no money in making music anymore

49 Lil Wayne
50 Young Money Young Money Entertainment is an American record label founded by rapper Lil Wayne. Young Money's president is Lil Wayne's lifelong friend Mack Maine. The label was a imprint of Cash Money Records and is distributed by Republic Records.
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