Admired or Obsessed?
Musicians are looked up to by many. From children to adult we look up to celebrities like they are role models. Whether it be as small as adapting their fashion sense or as big as stalking everything that they are doing 24/7 we all want to be like them in some way.
Nowadays anyone can become famous. With tools such as Youtube and Soundcloud upcoming artists can present their work and gain an audience with no professional help. It is all just a matter of whether you become popular enough to make it big. Justin Bieber began posting singing videos on Youtube. After some time he started becoming popular and was eventually discovered by Usher Raymond. His career skyrocketed and he was under the watch of many young fans that admired him.
But Justin Bieber as many other famous artist have a huge impact on viewers. Some will even go to the extremes to be identical to their favorite artist. One viewer went as far as to spend $100,000 to try to get Justins youthful look. Tobias Strebel said “What brought me to Bieber was the whole package: the full cheeks, the full temples, the bright open eyes, the full luscious lips, and spatial framing… Justin’s just extraordinarily beautiful.”
Not only do celebrities change the way viewer want to look but they change their perception of what is good and bad. For example when Justin urinated in a sanitary bucket it was shown all over social media. Tons of people saw it including the young people that looked up to him and that could of made them think that things like that was okay.
The fact of the matter is, is that everything in the music industry is changing. Whatever is popular at the moment is what todays artists grab onto even if it is not what they usually do (for example Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez). They are effecting the way people dress, act, and even look. But the crazy thing is, is you don’t even have to be talented. Auto Tune and editing programs make it so artists don’t even have to be good at singing. All you have to do is make a song that gets stuck in the viewers head and be seen by the right person and your in.