Rebecca Black Viral Reveals “Popstar For A Day” Biz

Over the weekend there was a viral storm over an incredibly bad music video of a teenage girl singing vacuously about the days of the week and whether she should sit in the front or back seat of a car.  Yeh it “did my head in” but… if you feel you must watch it: here.

If you do, you might want to go here next, because no doubt the maddening chorus will get stuck in your head.

Now anyone who has turned the radio on in the last ummmm, whenever they started making radios, knows that there are some songs that are just bad.  However, as a music fan and someone who has worked in film production… something was striking me as a little “off”.  The production was too low budget for a real music label and too good for being self-produced.

Then it hit me! This is some rich girl Bat Mitzvah or Sweet Sixteen present!

A little investigation proved me right, and I have to admit, it’s a fairly genius business idea. LA’s Ark Music Factory makes cashed up young girls dreams of pop stardom come true.

This is a perfect fit for the Living Vicariously™ wave, where the Human Truth™ is “Wow, that was almost real!”  In years past we have even seen services that allow you to be stalked by the paparazzi for a day to feel like a Hollywood star.

However, the essence of this wave is “SAFE THRILLS”, and to be honest now that this poor girls video has gone viral, she has been mercilessly mocked by the snarky internet hoard.  I’m sure the intention of posting on YouTube was to be “discovered” but as we’ve seen with so many unwitting teens its had disastorous consequences.

WHERE ARE THE PARENTS???  … hmmm I think I’ll leave that rant for a Shielding™ blog.

sally

CultureWaves Blogger and Social Media Consultant Personal Twitter is: @salicious

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