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Why does the term "sell out" have a negative connotation (if the whole point of making music is to make money)?

Why does the term "sell out" have a negative connotation (if the whole point of making music is to make money)?

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Asked by H.Donna, Last updated: Dec 26, 2019

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M. Porter

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M. Porter, Senior Executive, Master of Art, San Jose

Answered Mar 11, 2019

There is a huge difference between making money and only making money. The term sell out means that the artist is not making good music but is just concerned with making money. Often, some...Read More
 

b.Mary

B.Mary

Answered Mar 26, 2018

The term sell out is negative because it implies that an artistic is more concerned about getting paid than sticking to their own artistic style. For some people this means that they are selling...Read More
 

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