Thanks for a group that posted a very funny topic, as it gives me tonnes of idea on this beautiful morning. As I mentioned in the title above, my entry for this time is all about artist @ singer.
Artist is often describe as a person or a group who entertain people. There are many of them exist, in different country and different culture. As long as there is a fan, there will be also an anti-group as well. Shortly, world is always like that.
This 'career' is initially for fun, there is no such thing as professionalism in this area, as well as it is not meant for professional event. After several years (sorry about the time, I really forgot), artist's 'career' announced as one of the profession, just as lawyers, engineers do; they have their salary and bonus. As they always perform in public, they also describe as 'public figure'.
Artist or a singer is paid based on their notability, as they started to sell their albums, people tend to buy it, listen to it and may like to it. This people is called as fans, the one that I assume as the backbone of this career. Why? because fans is actually "pay their salary". This may sound a little bit extreme, but this is the reality. It is true that this group is actually under a recording company, but the one who buy all the products from them is fans, or consumer.
Now let me define the almost exact meaning of 'public figure', that is a person or group which become famous and notable, and 'famous' here is supposed to be linked by their talent. For a singer to sing and a performer to perform, it doesn't only composed of good voice, it includes everything; styles, attractiveness, and influences that will makes them to go up high in their career. Nowadays, there are millions of singers and performers, making them to work harder in order to influence fans. And for that, many performers are now put their focus more towards style and attractiveness. All this is mainly for attracting more fans and make their products to be sold in higher quantity. A simple hypothesis made from this chain is the more popular one artist is, the higher the quantity of his or her album sold.
As there are many type of genre exist in this world of music, there are also various artist that present recently. Some of them are in groups, but some prefer to sing on their own, regardless what genre that they prefer, they keep singing and make fans.
Variation of artist makes diverse of fans, and as a public figure, they started to be compared from one to another. Since 'to err is human', this phenomenon couldn't reach its end, finding the most perfect human that can perform in a stage without any noticeable mistake. Over protecting traits of human makes another group of fan born in this unfortunate world of entertainment, that is known as extremist. Extremist usually condemn an artist and propagandized their own interest, and for this topic, their artist.
Now let me give a simple analogy, I go to a shop to buy sweets, but since there are many type of sweets with different brand and covers. Now, can you determine which sweets will I buy? Of course the one with colourful covers and decorations, as it gives me first impression, and do you know that first impression is a great psychological influence towards your body reflection? I may found it very tasteful for the first time, and I may get bored later, and I may changed to another sweets later on. Actually, this is the real life of an artist; they might being liked, but then some fans will be bored and some of them will forget the artist later on. As long as there is no improvements from the concepts, and style of singing, I afraid that the artist is on a flat track.
In conclusion, artist is very dependent to their fans, and fans also depend to their artist. If there is no artist, there will be no fans, and vice versa. All I want to say is that fans should appreciate their artist and in the same time, respect others as well. There is no need for an anti group to be exist, as long as we care what we adore, since the artist themselves didn't quite fighting among themselves, why should we?