Pop music is just that, music that is popular. Grandparents who grew up on the “Beetles” or parents who lived through the “New Kids” insanity are all connected through music. Fun happy songs that young girls and boys can associate with as well as find themselves with-in the lyrics. Dressing up as their favorite artist and jumping on their bed holding a cell phone as if it is a microphone. Websites like Youtube have made it easy for teens of today to post videos of them doing what their parents did years before but never had the outlet to show the world. With a simple click of a phone a star can be born. Uploading right to the net and with in minutes thousands of users have access to it. So what is it that seems to always remain the same? The music, the easy to sing catchy pop tunes that can instantly transform a teen into the next “American Idol” all without leaving their own bedrooms.
Record labels are constantly on the search for the next Big Thing, hiring collage interns to scour the internet in attempts to find what they assume is “talent”. Maybe a 16 year old singer from Texas who has 50 million views online of his cover of a song done by another singer who found fame singing someone else’s cover on the internet just a few years prior. Is it as easy as that to become famous? Seems to be, but the outcome is more along the lines of 10 minutes of fame compared to the preverbal 15 minutes most have been lucky to achieve. One hit wonders are a dime a dozen or even more a dime a bakers dozen these days. The internet has made it much easier for anyone to be found but sadly it has made it harder for actual talent to separate from the heard.
Rachelle Pauli is a Portland born Singer/Songwriter with a deep passion for music. Working with young talented industry leaders MGI & GoodWill as well as respected Singer/Songwriter/