Have you often heard ” Sex Sell” notably in Music or Movie (pornography oops !!). We can not Deny that Sex is part our everyday life . In Music Industry Sex is a subject very controversial, People critic it , like it, talk about it, denounce it, ban it? but do you as an ”Artist ” Really need to be naked to sell your music ??
This topic is often mentioned in the ”Women” music department more than the Man one. Most Female Artists have started to perform with their clothes on and suddenly (i will say after some years.) you see them perform without ”clothes”. So you wonder if you too as An ”Artist” you must be near naked (show your body) to sell your music.??
First, You must ask yourself :
- What is your Artis’s image concept.?
- is to be sexy is part of your image concept ?
- What do you want your fans perceive of you as a person?
- Do your music genre is following this image of sexy girl (Dance, Rock, Rnb)?
- Do you have a body to be sexy.?
It is not because you are a Woman that you can be sexy?? Sexy does mean only show your body, Sexy means to dress sexy, to act Sexy . Sugababes, Rihanna,Christina Aguilera,Lady Gaga in my opinion are dressed sexy (show their body) but they are not sexy ladies, they do not have sex appeal !!. Pink yes (that is my opinion guys)
When you ask people if they find an artist sexy or not ?, you have various opinions and the most interesting ones are those of Men about females artists not women about male artists.Why that you will wonder? Because Sex is more related to Women than Men in the Music Industry.
50cents is one of the men, is he sexy? feel free to let me know!! or Mr Chris Brown showing his penis? do they do this for Marketing purpose by creating stories to fill the magazines, the media and/or increase the internet visitors on the artist website facebook ect..
You must ask yourself :
- if Be naked will make your fans be more attracted by your body and person than your music itself?.
- if People will love you for your body not for you as an (Artist) ?
If your songs (lyrics) have powerful impact on the society and your Personality is Sexy (your are beautiful, have a nice body,face) and attract the men (they can stay without stopping look at you) this for the Female Artists and are a model for the Female teenagers. You are beautiful (nice body, nice personality) this for the Men Artists and are a model for the young male teenagers so Your are a Sexy Artist.
But most of the female artist use the fact that ”They are sexy” as a way to make revenue with photos from magazine, merchandises. But be naked is also use to make people worship you as a ”Woman” or ”Man” it goes over the fact that you are a singer and performer.
To be beautiful (nice beauty, nice face) can attract more business towards you (brand deal such as perfum, clothes) or be an actor or actress in a movie (you look good) !
There are some exception like the Singer Songwriter Adele who just focus everything on her music (the Music Industry can not tell her to be naked to be famous) she is big as a person, you can not see any photo of her all body it is very rare except if you go to see her perform live.
Adele has an concept image anti-sexual. Her music and lyric are to make people listen to and pay attention! she is not in a commercial field policy. She is a Singer and want to have an image of a Singer using her voice to sing not her body.
Following “Team Adele”’s triumph at the top of the Guardian’s Music Power 100 list, XL founder Richard Russell has spoken to the broadsheet about how Adele has the potential to change the way women are seen in the music industry, commenting,
“The whole message with [Adele] is that it’s just music, it’s just really good music. There is nothing else. There are no gimmicks, no selling of sexuality.
But being big can not stop some artists to show their body, Beth Ditto from the band ” Gossip” is a good example, why that, she is lesbian and her music is quiet electro, pop her image is extravangaza and she wanted to show to people that even if you are big you can be beautiful naked (she wants to break the rule of sterotype in the music industry)..
What about you today ?
You are a singer songwriter who want to make it, you are not famous so do you need to be sexy (show your body) to attract the attention of the Music Industry?/ well is up to You to decide !! You must define your image concept first, what do you want to be a ” Barbie” that people will like for her body or do you want to have the full package (voice, body,music,lyrics and a brain (business minded artist)?) Yes what you need to do is to work on your Artist Profile. If you are a woman why not be sexy but make sure you know why you have chosen to become sexy?/ To sell music or to sell your Body ?
It is your turn to tell me what do you think now. Groov’With Me.
Any questions and helps you may need to find a Strategy to market your music email me Michellegalas@groovearthrecords.com
©08/2011 Michelle Galas