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20th Feb '17 11:02:13 PM Scsigs
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* In the 2010s, with mainstream Pop music, and music labels, shifting more towards selling singles, having hits on sites like YouTube, & making returns on their investments, many artists and bands who played different kinds of music have decided to switch to more mainstream-friendly sounds and ways of producing their music. Bands accused of doing this, and may as well have for all we know given the evidence, are Music/FallOutBoy, Music/MaroonFive, Music/Paramore, Music/AllTimeLow, Music/PanicAtTheDisco, many other former PopPunk/Emo Pop bands, and bands from other genres who've drastically changed their sounds to mainly radio-friendly sounds that many of their older fans, or fans who get into them later than them who prefer their earlier stuff, don't like because it doesn't sound like the band they've grown to like and respect as musicians, especially when it makes their songs lyrically weaker as a result of most 2010s Pop music mainly favoring a style over substance approach rather than writing more meaningful songs like they have in the past, resulting in weaker content overall. Some of these bands have managed to adapt successfully (See Paramore), while others have made comebacks by ironing out the kinks, or taking steps back towards what they had which have allowed them to bounce back (See Weezer), or they've managed to enrage their fanbases if they haven't done either one of those (See Maroon 5).

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* In the 2010s, with mainstream Pop music, and music labels, shifting more towards selling singles, having hits on sites like YouTube, & making returns on their investments, many artists and bands who played different kinds of music have decided to switch to more mainstream-friendly sounds and ways of producing their music. Bands accused of doing this, and may as well have for all we know given the evidence, are Music/FallOutBoy, Music/MaroonFive, Music/Paramore, [[Music/MaroonFive Maroon 5]], Music/{{Paramore}}, Music/AllTimeLow, Music/PanicAtTheDisco, many other former PopPunk/Emo Pop bands, and bands from other genres who've drastically changed their sounds to mainly radio-friendly sounds that many of their older fans, or fans who get into them later than them who prefer their earlier stuff, don't like because it doesn't sound like the band they've grown to like and respect as musicians, especially when it makes their songs lyrically weaker as a result of most 2010s Pop music mainly favoring a style over substance approach rather than writing more meaningful songs like they have in the past, resulting in weaker content overall. Some of these bands have managed to adapt successfully (See Paramore), while others have made comebacks by ironing out the kinks, or taking steps back towards what they had which have allowed them to bounce back (See Weezer), or they've managed to enrage their fanbases if they haven't done either one of those (See Maroon 5).
20th Feb '17 11:00:49 PM Scsigs
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* Music/KurtCobain also lived in fear of being perceived as a sell-out. While he wanted to become succesful the explosive popularity of ''Music/{{Nevermind}}'' in the charts was not what he had in mind at all. Suddenly his music was played by the same kind of poseurs he hated. He tried to keep their sound as alienating as possible, even making ''Music/InUtero'' purposefully dark and less slick.

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* Music/KurtCobain also lived in fear of being perceived as a sell-out. While he wanted to become succesful successful the explosive popularity of ''Music/{{Nevermind}}'' in the charts was not what he had in mind at all. Suddenly his music was played by the same kind of poseurs he hated. He tried to keep their sound as alienating as possible, even making ''Music/InUtero'' purposefully dark and less slick.


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* In the 2010s, with mainstream Pop music, and music labels, shifting more towards selling singles, having hits on sites like YouTube, & making returns on their investments, many artists and bands who played different kinds of music have decided to switch to more mainstream-friendly sounds and ways of producing their music. Bands accused of doing this, and may as well have for all we know given the evidence, are Music/FallOutBoy, Music/MaroonFive, Music/Paramore, Music/AllTimeLow, Music/PanicAtTheDisco, many other former PopPunk/Emo Pop bands, and bands from other genres who've drastically changed their sounds to mainly radio-friendly sounds that many of their older fans, or fans who get into them later than them who prefer their earlier stuff, don't like because it doesn't sound like the band they've grown to like and respect as musicians, especially when it makes their songs lyrically weaker as a result of most 2010s Pop music mainly favoring a style over substance approach rather than writing more meaningful songs like they have in the past, resulting in weaker content overall. Some of these bands have managed to adapt successfully (See Paramore), while others have made comebacks by ironing out the kinks, or taking steps back towards what they had which have allowed them to bounce back (See Weezer), or they've managed to enrage their fanbases if they haven't done either one of those (See Maroon 5).
31st Jan '17 1:17:12 AM mlsmithca
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* In ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'', Ramona's second evil-ex, Lucas Lee, is a professional skateboarder turned actor and he is recurringly called a sell-out. This appears to be the main reason he's considered evil, but otherwise he seems nice. However, being called a sell-out is his BerserkButton.
** Though a little bit of it is hinted at when he says he'll spare Scott a fight if Scott gives him all his money. Scott calls him this and the fight resumes.

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* In ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'', Ramona's second evil-ex, Lucas Lee, is a professional skateboarder turned actor and he is recurringly called a sell-out. This appears to be the main reason he's considered evil, but otherwise he seems nice. However, being called a sell-out is his BerserkButton.
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BerserkButton. Though a little bit of it is hinted at when he says he'll spare Scott a fight if Scott gives him all his money. Scott calls him this and the fight resumes.



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* ''Literature/TheDayOfTheLocust'' protagonist Tod Hackett is accused of selling out by his Yale School of Fine Arts classmates after accepting a job as set and production designer at a Hollywood studio, as they are convinced he will never paint again if he chooses to chase the almighty dollar instead. However, his interest in painting was fading in his last year at Yale, and moving to Hollywood actually recharges his creative batteries.
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* Music/CaptainBeefheart alienated his AvantGardeMusic fans by making two pathethic and desperate attempts at commercializing his sound: ''Music/UnconditionallyGuaranteed'' and ''Music/BluejeansAndMoonbeams''. It even failed to attract the mainstream crowd and he later regarded them as an OldShame.

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* Music/CaptainBeefheart alienated his AvantGardeMusic fans by making two pathethic pathetic and desperate attempts at commercializing his sound: ''Music/UnconditionallyGuaranteed'' and ''Music/BluejeansAndMoonbeams''. It even failed to attract the mainstream crowd and he later regarded them as an OldShame.



* In the ''SouthPark'' episode "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls", Stan accuses Cartman of being this when he sells Mr Hankey's current dilemma to a movie producer. Neither of them actually know what a sell out is, except "if you work in the entertainment business and make money" you're one. Cartman decides he likes it anyway.

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* In the ''SouthPark'' ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Chef's Chocolate Salty Balls", Stan accuses Cartman of being this when he sells Mr Hankey's current dilemma to a movie producer. Neither of them actually know what a sell out is, except "if you work in the entertainment business and make money" you're one. Cartman decides he likes it anyway.
28th Jan '17 5:20:45 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' games have Samantha Muldoon, who we are introduced to in [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV the fourth game]] as a pop singer based on Music/{{Madonna}} who's famous for adopting African children. Following a CreatorBreakdown, however, [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV the fifth game]] reveals through an interview on [[Radio/GTARadio Blaine County Talk Radio]] that she's reinvented herself as a CountryMusic artist, adopting a fake Southern accent, right-wing politics, and blatant corporate sponsorship of her [[BlandNameProduct Bleeter]] account so as to better appeal to the older white demographic that "[[ConspicuousConsumption doesn't save money and buys all kinds of superfluous stuff]] and [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil doesn't have a clue what downloading is]]" -- all while [[HypocriticalHumor lambasting "shallow and petty" liberals who "won't stick by their convictions"]].
6th Jan '17 4:48:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' #2 (DC Comics) had "Puffy Ami Yumi Sell Out." With concert revenues on the decline, the girls agree with Kaz to have their names and likenesses appear on merchandise. It all goes well until they see their names and faces on bags of kitty litter. The girls get even--they have Kaz on rolls of "Shiny Heiney Toilet Paper."

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* ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' #2 (DC Comics) had "Puffy Ami Yumi Sell Out." With concert revenues on the decline, the girls agree with Kaz to have their names and likenesses appear on merchandise. It all goes well until they see their names and faces on bags of kitty litter. The girls get even--they have Kaz on rolls of "Shiny Heiney Toilet Paper."
9th May '16 7:26:17 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/JimmyJacobs, Wrestling/RoderickStrong and BJ Whitmer developing this opinion towards everyone who was celebrated as they left Ring Of Honor for a larger company lead to the foundation of Decade. Targets include The American Wolves, The Addiction and Wrestling/AJStyles.

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* Wrestling/JimmyJacobs, Wrestling/RoderickStrong and BJ Whitmer developing this opinion towards everyone who was celebrated as they left Ring Of Honor for a larger company lead to the foundation of Decade. Targets include The American Wolves, The Addiction [[Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels The]] [[Wrestling/FrankieKazarian Addiction]] and Wrestling/AJStyles.
9th May '16 7:24:30 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Wrestling/{{Rhyno}} has sold out fellow ECW Alumni to the {{bad boss}}es of Wrestling/{{TNA}} twice. The first time he even admitted it, the second time he claimed to have other reasons but Ethan Carter the third cut all pretenses and told Wrestling/TommyDreamer and [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Team 3D]] he was paying Rhino.

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* Wrestling/{{Rhyno}} has sold out fellow ECW Alumni to the {{bad boss}}es of Wrestling/{{TNA}} twice. The first time he even admitted it, the second time he claimed to have other reasons but [[Wrestling/EC3 Ethan Carter the third third]] cut all pretenses and told Wrestling/TommyDreamer and [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys Team 3D]] he was paying Rhino.
24th Apr '16 3:21:59 PM eroock
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* Parodied in [[http://www.loadingartist.com/comic/social-marketing/ Social Marketing]] from ''Webcomic/LoadingArtist''.
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13th Apr '16 5:04:09 PM Luc
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* {{Music/Tool}}'s song "Hooker With A Penis" is about exactly this accusation. To quote from the chorus:
--> ''I sold out long before you ever heard my name''
--> ''I sold my soul to make a record, Dip shit''
--> ''And you bought one''
14th Mar '16 4:21:36 PM eroock
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->''Sell out, with me oh yeah''

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->''Sell ->''"Sell out, with me oh yeah''



->''And everything's gonna be alright''

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->''And everything's gonna be alright''alright."''
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