In a recent interview, Â Usher tolded UK news outlet The Guardian that he believes reality television talent shows like â€œAmerican Idolâ€ are keeping the music industry from progressing.
Ursh says many of the yet talented performers are thrown into the industry without knowledge of the business of music.
â€œThe true art form of music is being lost, because it seems so easy that everyone can do it, and that it can happen overnight,â€ he told reporters â€œTelevision is a lie. It canâ€™t happen overnight. The artist who thinks that it can just comes and goes. The reason why great singers cannot exist in this time is maybe because theyâ€™re not properly managed, and maybe they donâ€™t understand the full gamut of what being an entertainer is.â€
Interestingly, the singer has mentored an â€œAIâ€ winner, helping Justin Bieber launch his career. Critics may have a few words to say about Usherâ€™s comments, but he also blames irresponsible record companies.
â€œWeâ€™re dealing with an industry that is slowly but surely dying, every day,â€ he continued. â€œThen thereâ€™s the record companies that are mass-producing these versions of these people; version of this broken art. While it works, because it sells records, it damages the business.â€
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