The Importance Of Censorship In Music

Imagine if you were a famous artist. You make a bunch of hit songs, but some of them have questionable language that people might not like or might take offense to. These people like the song though. Just not the language. The only problem is that the language used in the song, completes the whole song, it makes it better. With that specific language the whole song is tied together and makes the song better in general. Radio stations and others will censor it. But if someone were to put “F*** you” in their song it would be a big difference then censoring down to “Forget you” Using the word “forget” instead of the the actual “F-word”, makes a huge difference in the meaning of the song. Artists use that certain language for a reason, why should …show more content…
Censorship,though it may seem like a good idea at first glance, is really not. When something gets censored the quality of whatever is being censored decreases. For example when music is censored on the radio because of the language it uses, or for whatever reason, the song can get all choppy by taking the words out. Radio stations most of the time try to add a different word in that is “cleaner”, to try and replace the explicit content. Also when radio stations censor certain words it is taking away from the artist 's freedom of speech. Music should not be censored because it makes the music a lot worse as well as taking the right of freedom of speech from the …show more content…
If one person doesn’t like something it should not be changed to fit just them. This ties back into the whole “I don’t want my kids to listen to explicit content” dilemma again.
Another reason why music should not be censored because it is has no purpose whatsoever. For example when in the car listening to the radio they always have the music censored. Most of the time the radio station just gets rid of whatever content is too explicit to listen to. Even then you can still clearly hear what word belongs there, this makes it completely unnecessary to censor it. For example when a song is uncensored and it says “What the f***” censoring is not going to do anything, Most people would be able to tell that the word missing is the F-word. Another argument for someone that is for censoring music is that music censorship makes music more marketable to all age groups. This is a valid point, by censoring music you are making it available to all ages that want to listen to it. This allows younger kids to listen to what once were explicit songs. But on radio stations all songs are censored. This makes

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