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Why can't Asian artists make it big in America?
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Posted 1/23/08 , edited 4/21/08
i think its because asian artists don't get enough publicity. they don't market themselves in america on the scale that other artists do.

i definitley don't think its racism
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in what ways do u mean make it big? i know plenty of professional asian graphic designers. they have done lots of neat stuff.
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it doesn't matter whether Asian artists can make it to the US market as long as we Asians can appreciate it.
i think that Asians have this colonial mentality. We always support and even copy Americans style of music. Why can't we appreciate our unique musical distinctness.
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asian music is different to american music
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maybe america cant adapt (connect) to asian music?
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I actually got to see Dir en Grey twice when they were touring with the Deftones last summer. I was highly amused, they had some band I've never heard of before and pray to all that's holy I never hear again (they said 3-4 times "this is our last song!" and those several last songs were very long and well, generally bleah...) Then they had DeG. The kids in Salt Lake formed a mosh pit of sorts (the new generation kind of "oh look, someone trying to enjoy the performance, I'm gonna make like a train and run em down") but the music and performance, for the most part, were enjoyed. When DeG was finished, many people (myself included) left.
When I saw them in Vegas just a couple days later, people actually listened to the music. They seemed to enjoy Dir en Grey, even without understanding the lyrics.
However, in both cities there were people that I had seen getting into the music during the live that I heard talking later talking about how horrible it was with their friends. Why? Because their friends were bitching about not being able to understand the lyrics and I suppose they felt they had to join in the complaints to fit in... Sad, huh.
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Posted 1/23/08 , edited 4/21/08
americans just suck at music.
all the music i like is from europe, japan, and korea.
also, if you don't know the language... americans don't want to hear it.

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Posted 1/23/08 , edited 4/21/08
because 90% of the americans wouldn't even understand it
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08
cuz their slanted eye is not big enough
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08
Either they dun understand or dun apreciate us asians... Americans like to be superior...Big policeman of the world or World Leader...psh Who CARES! Ok i'm too sarcastic... sorry but I dun like their stuck up attitude n I know not all Americans r not like that but some how i feel we asians r treated like 2nd class citizens... :(
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08
cuz they dont know how to speak english lol
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08
asian music is totally different to american music
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Ghostie wrote:

That's the conclusion everyone wants to come to because it's an easy way to sum it up.

It's really not that at all.

Americans really tend to shy away from what's 'different.'

Until some really big breakout star hits the U.S.A, or an A-lister points out the talent of an Asian individual, there won't be any Asians in the music industry.


yeah, i agree.

Most american teenagers usually follow the trend of the moment and the trend right now is not asian pop culture.
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08
That's because most asian songs does not appeal worldwide but only appeal to the locals.
To sum it up, we think it's good, but other people think it's not.
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08

indigokara wrote:


Ghostie wrote:

That's the conclusion everyone wants to come to because it's an easy way to sum it up.

It's really not that at all.

Americans really tend to shy away from what's 'different.'

Until some really big breakout star hits the U.S.A, or an A-lister points out the talent of an Asian individual, there won't be any Asians in the music industry.


yeah, i agree.

Most american teenagers usually follow the trend of the moment and the trend right now is not asian pop culture.



Just give it a few years maybe.
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