Selling In
  • tubejay
    May 23, 2009

    ironically, selling in is pretty much exactly what radiohead did. (girl wouldn’t know.) trent reznor, too.

  • wow
    June 30, 2009

    devendra banhart is becoming a sell in

  • Sprayette
    January 15, 2010

    Selling out is such a stupid concept. It only works if when you started doing whatever it is that you’re doing you were openly against the idea of being a commercial success. “Selling out” inherently implies hypocrisy, otherwise it’s not selling out. Like a wise man once said “how can I betray someone to whom I never swore loyalty?”

  • Sordatos
    March 5, 2010

    Selling out means that you change ideology, your art, image etc in order to please and, as the term put it so rightly, sell..

  • fierystage
    May 3, 2010

    Alex Chilton was the ultimate sell-in—going from having a #1 hit with the Box Tops in the 60s to becoming a cult hero with Big Star in the 70s. RIP, dude.

  • Fren
    June 3, 2010

    Screw it, man. Put on a mask, rake in some cash and do your own thing. At the end of the day, who gives a damn if you “sell out”. At least you can eat.

  • Ynez
    August 5, 2011

    Uh, no. There are tons of things more important than money. And selling out is the opposite of doing your own thing.

  • greg
    February 14, 2017

    I agree that selling out is lame. But I also think that people play the “sell out” card waaaaay too much.

    Did C&C Music Factory sell out when they changed the lyrics of their song in order to sell Kraft macaroni? I guess so. But “Everybody Dance Now” wasn’t exactly a work of high art to begin with.

  • greg
    February 14, 2017

    Oops, my bad. “Everybody Dance Now” was used to sell Clairol conditioner. The Kraft Macaroni song was “Things That Make You Go Mmmm.”

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