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Why can't Asian artists make it big in America?
Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08

RyoujokuNoAme wrote:


nene817 wrote:


RyoujokuNoAme wrote:

that's weird, cuz as far as i've noticed,
asian (well, especially japanese) music
is very popular. O.o


popular, but not mainstream. It's never played on the radio and the videos aren't shown on TV, except for the asian channels.


Mm yea. Here in Finland I've heard Dir
en grey on the radio a couple times tho.


Well that's great, but I'm talking about America, and so is this thread.

Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08

RyoujokuNoAme wrote:


nene817 wrote:


RyoujokuNoAme wrote:


nene817 wrote:


RyoujokuNoAme wrote:

that's weird, cuz as far as i've noticed,
asian (well, especially japanese) music
is very popular. O.o


popular, but not mainstream. It's never played on the radio and the videos aren't shown on TV, except for the asian channels.


Mm yea. Here in Finland I've heard Dir
en grey on the radio a couple times tho.


Well that's great, but I'm talking about America, and so is this thread.



Oh shit, true. And I'm lost again lol.


lol don't worry about it. Man I wish I could hear some Asian songs on the radio. I should start my own radio station.
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08
i thin americans are more into the modern stuff and they have vareity. a lot of asian artists are pop that are famous...but thats waht i think
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08

nene817 wrote:


RyoujokuNoAme wrote:

that's weird, cuz as far as i've noticed,
asian (well, especially japanese) music
is very popular. O.o


popular, but not mainstream. It's never played on the radio and the videos aren't shown on TV, except for the asian channels.

Dir en grey, Despair'sRay, and Mucc music videos play on MTV's headbanger's ball a lot, and Rain was on TV several times when he first debuted, though a lot of that was due to the lawsuits lol

Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08

Tahmnong wrote:


nene817 wrote:


RyoujokuNoAme wrote:

that's weird, cuz as far as i've noticed,
asian (well, especially japanese) music
is very popular. O.o


popular, but not mainstream. It's never played on the radio and the videos aren't shown on TV, except for the asian channels.

Dir en grey, Despair'sRay, and Mucc music videos play on MTV's headbanger's ball a lot, and Rain was on TV several times when he first debuted, though a lot of that was due to the lawsuits lol



Well that's pretty good, but it's not enough. I'll wait for the day when I see an Asian video at #1 on TRL, or 106 & Park, or whatever.
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08

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cuz america only like popularity not talent


~goes back in to the gates~


That kind of insinuates that Asian music isn't popular. Are you aware what Forum you're posting to? *COUGHS* CR!
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08
i think its basically because of the lyrics, cause why would you get really into a song that you have aboslutely no clue what its saying, i listen to jpop songs but it would never be my favourite type of music cause i just have no clue what they are saying, and its not like electronic music where there is only a couple sentences of lyrics.
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08

nene817 wrote:


RyoujokuNoAme wrote:


nene817 wrote:


RyoujokuNoAme wrote:

that's weird, cuz as far as i've noticed,
asian (well, especially japanese) music
is very popular. O.o


popular, but not mainstream. It's never played on the radio and the videos aren't shown on TV, except for the asian channels.


Mm yea. Here in Finland I've heard Dir
en grey on the radio a couple times tho.


Well that's great, but I'm talking about America, and so is this thread.



Actually, I'm in Utah and when DeG came here with the Deftones, they were played on the radio here too. Surprised the hell outta me.
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08
Most Asian artist sing their songs in their native language for example in Malaysia, Japan and Korea to name a few. It marketable in their own country but not in America where they all speak English even with the slang...in most part. I believe if an asian artist wants to succeed in america they need to have a complete package of talent, looks and good marketable persona and play-time at the radio station.
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08

ade25 wrote:


Arokyo wrote:


ade25 wrote:

cuz america only like popularity not talent


~goes back in to the gates~


That kind of insinuates that Asian music isn't popular. Are you aware what Forum you're posting to? *COUGHS* CR!


uh huh i am but u dont get what im sayin popularity in as if u arnt an actor here in the us like britney anna nichole and pparis hilton and other complete talentless ppl like that then why bother and im not sayin asain music isnt popular just in america it isnt we are afraid of talent >o< and i hate that so many talent get washed away *cough cough* american idol *cough cough* ppl cant sing always go the farthest but the talentget left behind


You do realize that American Idol is based off a popular UK show before it was ever in America right? And I'm sure that was copied off of Starsearch. I'm sure there is a lot of Asian music as well as American that is so-so. And all of my friends have very different tastes in music, ranging from Metal to Rap. You also have to remember that Rap and R&B, as well as Jazz all originated in America. And I'm pretty aware of a lot of asian countries in these modern times that really love that style of music.

So, what I'm saying is this. I disagree with that statement that Americans only like popular music. I think we like pretty much ALL music. Even though, I might not particulary share the same interests as other Americans, the statement that we not liking asian music is just plain wrong. How do you define what is American nowadays anyways? English speaking? Caucasian?

Not just America but the World as a whole is a mixed lot with culture pouring out of its seams.
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08
i think its because asians in the U.S are kind of sectioned off amongst themselves, they can be sort of exclusive. So record companies dont see the market appeal in asian artists because they assume it would only be other asian people listening to them, and people wouldnt be interested in trying something different.
Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08
Well I think its cuz american people dont appreciate other races besides white or black people. I mean if they saw an asian album in stores they wouldnt even take a glance at they descriminate against it...and dnot appreciate it at all.....I mean but still Bi/Rain had a few concerts that were a huuuge hit...
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Well I think its cuz american people dont appreciate other races besides white or black people. I mean if they saw an asian album in stores they wouldnt even take a glance at they descriminate against it...and dnot appreciate it at all.....I mean but still Bi/Rain had a few concerts that were a huuuge hit...


that is totally true. also you know the asian stereotype right? that they are nerds and ALL of them know some kind of martial art.

also i don't think people would be able to comprehend an asian person rapping. that might be too difficult.

and no one would be able to understand what they are saying because other than english i guess the most common language is spanish or maybe a european language. not japanese or korean.

but you never know. some day it might be popular over here. i mean have you seen them? so so cute.
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08
I dont think asian music will be popular in the US unless we all learn to speak chinese, japanese, etc. Also, all the asian singers are not interested or too afraid to come to the US to promote their music because its far away or its too risky. I think most Asian-Americans in the US are mostly interested in pursuing careers like business, law, medicine because it has more future and its safe. most asian parents are always deciding whats best for us, hahaha after I get my bachelors hahahaha.,..I am going my way. But next couple of years we might see some great asian singers, I know that chinese rapper Jin or something like that. I think he is little bit popular.
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Posted 1/24/08 , edited 4/21/08
good point i never see any Asians.
probably since every ones into rap and stuff
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