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12:42 AM on 11/17/13
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Don't get the hate. That guy's an asset to the music scene, whether or not you like his interviews
01:44 PM on 11/18/13
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Idk his interviews are always just really uninformed and he promotes really shitty bands

does anyone really give a shit what your porn star name would be? Dude gets like an hour interview with all these bands and just asks the shittiest questions, that hardly ever have anything at all to do with the band's music.

No, he's not. He's a poison.

If you want to know what band members porn names will be then sure...

Please explain why BryanStars is an asset to the music scene because I don't understand this at all...

Bryan isn't an asset at all to the music scene, all he has done is begin feuds between bands and ask them meaningless unfunny questions.


I'm not going to argue the journalistic integrity of his interviews-- it is what it is. But the guy has a following and he uses it to promote bands he genuinely enjoys. Can't help but respect that.
01:46 PM on 11/18/13
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You're wrong. Lots of people have shticks that they use to make money. BryanStars has a shtick of interviewing bands and asking stupid questions. And he uses it to make money. It doesn't matter whether you think that's honorable as an interviewer or journalist. It is incorrect to label him as those things. He is a marketing asset and he provides a useful service to certain bands.

His purpose is not to break exclusive information or provide a new depth of understanding to something that already exists. His purpose now, after building an incredibly loyal following, is to promote a band by simply breathing in the same camera frame as them. He talks about nothing, uploads it, it gets hundreds of thousands of views and the subject band becomes more popular because some of the people watching end up checking out new music and liking it. He absolutely is an asset for young bands that appeal to a young demographic. It may not be what you aspire to do...it may not be what anyone here considers respectable...and it may not be a format with which anyone here will discover new music...but he's proven that he has a niche, he has a market, he has a very well-defined audience and he is using all of that in a pretty smart way.
I agree with this. He articulated this much better than I could.
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