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What do we think of her?

Is she counter-hegemonic, or part of a Bonapartist counter-gang?


industry plant


Correct response.

Vid related is a huge redpill.


The bourgeois media has done whatever they could to turn this girl into some kind of subversive cultural revolutionary when it's been obvious from the start that people with A LOT of money wanted her to succeed.


What does that mean? I'm not gonna watch an almost 2 hour long video about an artist I've never heard a single song of just to figure it out.


To sum it up in one word: nepotism


What do you mean, is she the granddaughter of Elvis?


The documentary pretty much confirms she's part of a Bonapartist counter-gang.

Basically, the music industry has been going through crisis since the mid 2000s. Big Tech has tried to take over the entire music industry as a means of stabilizing the crisis. They're doing this by ensuring streaming services become the dominant medium, and in order to "sell" streaming to the broader music industry they used Billie as their figurehead.

Billie was "discovered" in 2015 by her brother's manager who had ties to Interscope Records. He got her signed to Platoon, an artist development company which was created by the co-creator of iTunes. Soon after being "planted" by Platoon she was signed to Interscope and received a ton of promotion from Apple, to which Platoon was affiliated (it's now owned by Apple). It was due to this massive amount of promotion via Apple that Billie became an enormously successful pop star.

Platoon functions very similar to a label except for one thing: it allows artists to keep their masters. The reason why this is highly significant is because streaming services need to have labels license artists' music in order to host them on their sites. If the artist owns the masters, they can give their music to the streaming platforms without needing to go through a middle man, and because streaming has become the main form of music consumption, artists will be very willing to hand their music over for that exposure/distribution. The future Apple and Spotify see are Big Tech agencies like Platoon taking over artists from labels and prioritizing them on streaming playlists (since these agencies are all affiliated with streaming platforms). It's all about monopolizing the industry against the major labels.


Both of her parents are Hollywood actors.

Her uncle is also ex-Congressman Brian Baird, who is close friends with John Kerry.


Ok. So a bunch of capitalist pigs eating other capitalist pigs.
But is her music like legit? is she actually talented?
If the answer is yes for both questions then it doesn't matter if she really is a plant or not. Real talent deserves praise irregardless IMHO.
I don't know if she is good or not cuz I have never listened to any of her songs and I don't plan to.


It's not just that. Artists have been trying to organize against the streaming platforms for at least seven years now on account that streaming isn't paying them and is making album sales pretty much useless. Crises in capitalism (especially labour unrest) ALWAYS occur whenever a new technology is brought in. It's known too that many artists (especially independent ones) are going public about starting some kind of musicians' union in order to take down Spotify and Apple. Billie is very useful to the music industry in this regard because her career was supposed to "prove" that a legitimate artist could become extremely successful due to streaming as a means of shutting up any other musician who complains about streaming screwing them over.

So basically, Billie is a glorified strike-breaker.


she needs to make sure she can sing an octave and down otherwise she's ain't shit


octave up and down*


She whispers because she can't stay on-key otherwise.


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thats doesnt seem that counter do. I dont really care that much if some soulless corporation is replaced by another soulless corporation and probably selling their music directly to the streaming platform is a little less exploitative than rellying on the label


>probably selling their music directly to the streaming platform is a little less exploitative than rellying on the label

Not entirely true. The only reason musicians sign to labels in the first place is for exposure. With the advent of streaming, it would seem as if labels are obsolete because any obscure artist can put their music on to Spotify and get some attention. But, that's not how it works in practice. Playlisting from streaming sites is how unknown artists get big, and artists only get put on playlists due to deals with the streaming sites (which are usually made by a label or an agency like Platoon).

Labels are horrible, sure, but streaming services are equally as horrible.


Does anyone know if she's receiving money from the US State Department?


God she's fit but yeah an industry plant just like Clairo but she's quite pretty too, great voice aswell


I knew she was an industry plant as soon as she went from doing collabs with Khalid and Denzel Curry to BOOM suddenly everywhere, all over mainstream media within the blink of an eye.

The only other artist I remember being pushed THAT hard was Jennifer Lopez back in the early 2000s, and that's because JLo was a literal industry plant whose music career was an outright fraud (every Puerto Rican knows this BTW). So yeah, I knew something was up with Billie.




Anyone else think her second album will flop?


>second album
wtf she hasn't even released two albums?


Happier Than Ever is her second album, set to release in 10 days.

When We All Fall Asleep… is her first album, released in 2019.

She also has an EP she released in 2017.


holy shit she's been relying on one fucking album?


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imagine how many black dicks she has taken


EVERYONE when her new album drops next week DO NOT STREAM IT. Stream DONDA instead to give Kanye a second week at number one.


Donda isn't dropping. Ye trolled us again.


one of the most obvious industry plants
center right image haunts my dreams


>obvious industry plants


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she mommy material


She's a 6/10 at best.


I dunno but the success of this boring shit was made possible by Xanax vendors. Open your FUCKING eyes


All pop music post-2015 sounds like Xanax.


6.1 is pretty tall


She is an industry plant to control a genre(sad girl music) that tends to be dominated by anti hegemony artists(see marina) she is ok as a singer though


Is Marina actually anti-capitalist or is she merely a bandwagoner?


Also, I don't think I'd compare her to Marina. I see Billie's music as a watered-down version of the dark electronica type stuff that had a presence in the late 2000s/early 2010s, artists like Zola Jesus and Fever Ray or the entire Witch House genre.

Vid related is what her new song reminds me of. I wouldn't be surprised if other songs on her new album sound like this.


Sad girl music from Britain tends to be leftist


Any other artists who fit this description? The only other one I can think of is FKA Twigs.


How does music from 12 years ago already sound dated as hell?


she is retard


>But is her music like legit? is she actually talented?
Does she produce her own music or write her own lyrics? Does it still count if she doesn't do either and just performs?


Tbh they are people like her with ghost writers and producers that still end up making shit, at least she has catchy tunes


I find her music to be way too try-hard, like she's trying to be a Kate Bush or Diamanda Galas clone and fails miserably.


Who's listening to this album tonight?


I'm listening to her album right now, and it's fucking boring. It feels like it's going places but never does. Very inconsistent.


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>If the answer is yes for both questions then it doesn't matter if she really is a plant or not. Real talent deserves praise irregardless IMHO.




>hi Israel


Shes ugly, how the fuck does someone have crows feet at 19?


So what? As long as her music is good it doesn't matter.


She's on a strict vegan diet so she's probably getting zero iron.


Her music is 90% gimmicks.

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