Aug 8, 2021 • 36M

How to Stan: "Industry Plants"

 
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Hope from 17 Carat K-Pop
This channel hosts two podcasts that currently have an audience spanning 39 countries! 17 Carat K-Pop is a podcast covering news from both the world of K-pop and the music industry as a whole. Episode topics include the history of K-pop, artist-specific episodes diving into their music video universes, album reviews, current events, the intersection of tech and music, and much more! The other podcast with episodes on this feed is How to Stan, a show about both specific fandoms and fandom culture as a whole. Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/hope-jacobson/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/hope-jacobson/support</a>
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When an artist becomes massively popular all of a sudden, it’s not uncommon for rumors of being an “industry plant” to follow. But what does that term actually mean? Is there ever any truth to accusations that artists’ underdog origin stories are entirely fabricated? Why have the artists who have been accused of being “plants” been targeted with the accusation? This episode seeks to answer these questions, using both historical context and recent examples of artists having to respond to claims of being “industry plants.” --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hope-jacobson/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hope-jacobson/support