More and more people started rapping about police brutality and killing people and with that crime rose to high levels. For them, knowledge is power. What if the music everybody hears on the radio and on the television was not censored? Members of the rap group N. Similarly, Cardinal OConnor, head of the New York City Catholic Diocese, blames Heavy Metal for the rise of Satanism in that city Marsh 1990. Los Angeles, California: Duke and Duchess Ventures, Inc. Taking away music is part of American culture. Religious or moral beliefs have a great influence on how a person feels about censoring, and as generations pass on the common beliefs on it may change.
Since some songs played on airplays and some comments of radio personalities have gained the ire of listeners at times, censorship in the music industry has become commonplace. Radio stations have censored or banned records for almost as long as they have been playing them. Try examining things a little more closely before you write on such a controversial issue. Moreover, children will be learning about sex, violence and drugs from other means and at certain points of their lives. Mark Juddery is an author and historian based in Australia. Vol 1, Preliminary Studies, 1971.
Music censorship is the act of altering the lyrics of songs and even refusing to play certain songs over the airwaves because of moral, religious, political, and legal reasons. Music that talks about crimes has led to the growing awareness of them, and probably as a result of this growing awareness, more people report the crimes committed. These groups use this method to guard their own power and to paralyze the power of others. Philosophers from Aristotle to Immanuel Kant to John Stuart Mill have argued that happiness is our ultimate goal, the end to all our means. Today, special-interest groups, by lobbying lawmakers and by picketing, have made record companies uncomfortable about their products.
Music can improve the quality of our life and inspire great feelings within ourselves. Ask yourself that and think about it, hopefully you change your mind and realize that censorship is not beneficial for anyone. Who cares if you drop an f bomb, its just a word, its not hurtin anyone. The rock group U2 discredits South Africas policy of apartheid. Peter Michelson said: The responsibility of society, if it accepts poetry as a mode of knowledge, is to remain open to what poets of all genres, including the pornographic, have to say. If music is censored, they believe the challenge will be depleted. If a musician cannot relate explicit information on these topics without being censored, then he or she may feel the need to hold something back.
Music can control people not literally but mentally. Frank Zappa, a musician of strong influence on early rock music, noted that. I also believe that there is a point in a person's life where censorship is not needed. I don't agree with prostitutes, ive never contributed to a riot and i dont believe in abortion. The dissemination of ideas of the artist is restricted in the marketplace because some persons think these ideas may be harmful. When a piece of literature or art is censored, people have a natural curiosity in the offensive material.
We could start out with only censoring music, but in fifty to sixty years censorship could grow to all aspects of life. Joseph Loeper, Pennsylvanias senate majority leader, says his mail tallied 4-1 against his states labeling bill Marsh 1991. The Importance of Art to Artists The desire or need to invoke expressions unusual in everyday life is a passion for some artists. The artist should be able to express themselves freely, with the exception of putting a song about violence and foul language on the same album as one that speaks of love and happiness. America is not the only country fighting against censorship. There are claims that contemporary efforts to censor music are racist, and this author has encountered more incidents involving black-oriented rap music than white-oriented hard rock music, where the second greatest number of attacks have been aimed.
Also, censorship in music is really hurting the artists. Music censorship has a long history. I can see both sides of the debate, but all in all i say no censorship. Children should not hear explicit lyrics in music playing in public places; it is not good for their development. To learn more about this, take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of music censorship.
Companies weigh the risk of controversy that may damage the image of the entire company against the potential profit of a few albums, and the albums have been losing. Paramount to this system is access to a wide variety of choices. The enlightenment served to cripple the intolerance of incisive religious and government leaders, but did not obliterate censorship altogether. The President of Giant Records noted that one group, Too Much Joy, has given consent their album to be labeled for marketing reasons Flanagan 1991. But thats all part of this world whether we like it or not, whether we agree with it or not. However, when I asked her about anything she told me the truth and didn't hide anything from me and because of that I grew up knowing what to expect and choosing to make the right decision. The Tacitean Principle The Technical Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography stated:.
This is why for critics, music censorship is unnecessary. The parent decides when and how their kid should be introduced to these new ideas. People, especially some parents, are for music censorship because of several instances of suicide attempts committed by teenagers. According to the dictionary, waif means a homeless child, which is completely different from rape. A claim in either direction would require an independent study.