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Do artists have the right to be "chart obsessed"?

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Riha'love

Yes they have that right, but we also have the right to dislike it.

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Soda Pop Queen
Posted (edited)

If you're a major label act, it's okay to be chart obsessed when you're trying to break even and make good on the investment the record label has in you, but there comes a time in your career when you have to let the obsession subside because guess what? The charts are gonna eventually leave you (and may never come back) whether you want them to or not and you have to be mentally adjusted for that. The business will chew you up and spit you out if you let it so never put all your eggs in one basket.

 

Also, desire for success doesn't always mean chart obsessed.

Edited by Soda Pop Queen

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Lover

ofc LOL that's why they're here LOL²

 

Xcept for THE queen of Pop.

she's only here for the sake of A.R.T.

that's why she's called the ARTerial Girl.

Madonna - Material Girl (Official Music Video) GIF | Gfycat

 

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3 hours ago, Soda Pop Queen said:

If you're a major label act, it's okay to be chart obsessed when you're trying to break even and make good on the investment the record label has in you, but there comes a time in your career when you have to let the obsession subside because guess what? The charts are gonna eventually leave you (and may never come back) whether you want them to or not and you have to be mentally adjusted for that. The business will chew you up and spit you out if you let it so never put all your eggs in one basket.

 

Also, desire for success doesn't always mean chart obsessed.

Exactly :clap3:

If you're a top 40 pop star, I think being chart obsessed is somewhat inevitable but at some point, you have to adjust your priorities. You can't stay on top forever. 

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Sad Serenade
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Everyone cares,at least a little bit, about the charts: is a satisfaction to see an album/song reaching the #1 and selling a lot especially for new artist or unknown artists (artists with a little base). But at certain point caring about  charts becomes 'being a chart seekers/obsessed': like posting everyday stuff about charts or releasing a single with the only purpose of being #1 (even using the "charity" as an excuse).  

I think that if new artists care about charts is fine they're building a career and every achievement is a goal. For older acts caring about charts is 'beeing a chart seeker' which looks desperate.

Edited by Sad Serenade

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Underdogs

Should businesses be obsessed with their profits?

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07tandu
12 hours ago, ReH2o said:

no

 

 

Wait Gaga tweeted this :deadbanana4::deadbanana4::deadbanana4::deadbanana4:

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Benghazi82

If you don't want to sell your music, then stop selling it. Give it for free if you are really into the "music".

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zuzu23

I feel like it's ridiculous tbh. Art is not a competition, it's not sport. 

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FailSafe

"Obsession" is NEVER a good thing in anything. Should the artist care for their chart success? Sure it's their career, after all.

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