Selling Out?

Posted on March 16, 2009 by D' MacKinnon

Is selling out even a relevant term nowadays?
Iggy Pop is selling insurance and Johnny Rotten is selling butter.

I’m not really one to judge how someone makes a living. There are those out there that believe art and music are sacred and never should mix with business interests. Unfortunately, music and business have always been intertwined and always shall be. So why do we hold musicians up to this standard still? Do today’s youth even really understand what selling out is or is it really just an antiquated term from an age that has passed? If everyone is doing it, what’s the fuss? I think if the artist is okay with appearing in a commercial then we should be okay with it too. Hopefully they know when and where it’s gone overboard.

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