Kidz Bop

Kidz Bop

Saw a commercial for the latest Kidz Bop album on television the other day. These things are appalling because they’re kid-sung versions of popular songs, as if the originals were not bad enough. A few thoughts came to mind:

  • We are indoctrinating our children into listening primarily to pop music, which is well known for its simplicity and vapidness.
  • We are indoctrinating our children into listening to this music via the voices of other children, suggesting to them (and ourselves) that they will only be capable of understanding people in their own age group. The long term yield for parents is compromised by this mindset, by the way.
  • The long term yield for record companies, though, is fantastic.
  • People are comfortable with the idea of children listening to Lady Gaga. The songs included on the latest release are not too bad, but they previously had “Bad Romance” on an album. I think this is not responsible parenting.
  • A Kidz Bop version of Justin Beiber’s “Baby” is redundant.
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I am a major mediaphile as well as a social researcher. My ultimate belief is that the media can be used to teach children prosocial behaviors and teach adults how to access paradigms. And I think that Mega Man is an amazing example of proteanism. Add me on Google : https://plus.google.com/u/0/113795848855477334599

Posted on July 23, 2010, in music. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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