July 22, 2014

Is this the future of pop stardom?

When young girls line up to buy tickets for their favorite artists, what is the appeal here?  Do they like them because of the songs that they sing, or do they like them because of what they ultimately represent?  Perhaps they like them because everyone else likes them.  They seem them on the radio and they see them on television, but do they really need to see them in person to have the full experience of being there?  In Asian countries, pop star sensations are not necessarily human at all.  Much like the Gorillaz represent a crew of musicians rather than a single star, what if you eliminated the human aspect altogether?

This is quickly becoming a trend that actually has a real world impact.  When you eliminate the actual pop star in the centerfold, you have a person that doesn’t exist – yet they can exist dynamically and change …