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  1. 4 hours ago, ATX29 said:

    Watched and voted.

     

    I really love "Sad"...even more than "Stay" I think.  There's just something about the minimal staging, the lighting, and the camera work that add so much to the performance.  Not to mention the amazing voice coming from such a beautiful woman.

     

    But again... Maelyn is Maelyn.  She is the best vocalist the show has ever seen imo...and even tho this is not my favorite of her lives, it's still enough to take the title for me.

     

    Maelyn for the win.

     

    Actually, I like Stay better but, in any case, Queen is 100% all the time.  With all due respect, Amber is 100% most of the time.  


  2. 23 hours ago, ashwinner said:

    This reminds me of Mari in the instant save at the Top 13, when the instruments were way louder than her voice, and at the very beginning you couldn't even hear her, and the whole beginning was messed up as a result. Obviously from what you've said, Mary Sarah's situation seems way worse, but I want to make sure I'm getting the right idea when you said "equalization?"

    Naw....Equalization involves the adjusting the volume of specific frequencies.  In a very rudimentary way that's what tone controls (bass and treble) do....equalization though is much more complicated and specific.   

     

    What you are describing is a sound mix issue where they had the band turned up too high or her mic too low.  That is pretty common on the Voice....IDF even has a name for it...bandzilla.  As in, Mari was bandzilled.  I was 100% sure it was just another bus tool until...I think it was Alisan who got bandzilled once.  Now I'm only sure it is a bus tool most of the time.  If the Voice was a tour where sound engineers had to adjust for different rooms every play date I would chalk it up to mistakes.  The Voice however, is in the same studio, with the same band and the same equipment, every time.  There is zero excuse for them to get is so wrong, so often.  #bustool

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  3. <rant on>

     

    I'm sure it will be no surprise I think TPTB will do anything and everything to get their way.  We know they won't blink at publicly making last minute rule changes to further their agenda.  We know they give contestants songs that are way out of their wheelhouse.  We know they will hide some contestants with only early time slots.  Point is we KNOW they are manipulative AF in ways we clearly can see but some doubt they are manipulative in ways we can't see?  Seriously?  Ya'll need to get out more. 

     

    So let me ask:  What is the moral difference between making them look bad on a video with edits and making them sound bad on a video with equalization?  They are both manipulations of the video to produce an unfavorable video.  So they will do one but not the other?  Come on.  It's easy to pick up on bad edits but it's harder to detect bad equalization....unless you've heard a contestant sing in a different live setting so you can compare. Just because seeing is believing for one kind of manipulation...that does not make the one you can't see any less likely.  I'd say it makes the invisible one more likely. 

     

    To that end;  I'm almost certain Mary Sarah got repeated bad equalization.  In all her live performances off the Voice she has a well developed lower register.  On the show you can see her literally shoving the mic down her throat to try to get some volume in the lower parts of her range.  Reducing the volume of lower frequencies makes a vocal sound tinny because you are not just losing the lower notes you also lose the lower harmonics of higher notes..  Once ...yeah it could have just been an off day for the sound tech.  Several times in a row....intentional.   

     

    I wouldn't put anything past TPTBs efforts to deliver the show they want us to see.  Literally nothing. 

     

    <rant off>

     

     

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  4. 24 minutes ago, QueenMae16 said:

    Literally kill me now.

     

    No ma'am....you have to vote first and then we'll decide if you need killing or a metal for bravery.  🤣

     

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    I think merc has given us ever increasing levels of merciless torture.  Why then, do I feel the need to thank her for all the misery?   I'm so confused. 

     

    Thanks....I guess. haha.gif

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  5. 1 hour ago, B-B said:

    Not trying to defend country radio, but call-outs are used on every genre

    I understand but...you couldn't defend them if you tried....not that you are trying.  🙂

     

    The current country callouts shows Ashley McBride at #4 .  Country radio killed it as soon as it hit the top 10 two weeks ago....it's down to #23 and heading to recurrent.

     

    A week before that Gabby Barnett's "I Hope" was #1 on the country callouts with a 101 score and they also killed it when it hit top 10.  That just how they roll.   Contrast and compare that to the Pop charts.  Gabby's song is #12 on the Top 40 (pop) callouts but is #7 and climbing on the Top 40 charts.  The Pop peeps know it's a good song despite the lower Top 40 callout scores.  The country peeps killed it despite the #1 Country callout score.  Also, despite being removed from the current country airplay charts...Gabby's song still has the highest callout score (and up to a 102 score) but you have to look at the recurrent chart included below. 

     

    I suspect Gabby and Ashley were sacrificed so country radio would not have to endure 3 #1 female county songs in a month's time. Maddie & Tae hit #1 four weeks ago. 

     

    Country radio says "but the callout scores" until is runs counter to their agenda.   No matter how you look at it....misogamy just oozes from their pores.

                             
      Current Country Callouts: http://www.mmr247.com/mmrweb/call/callout.asp?Sort=P&Archived=1&FORMAT=C1&SEX=3&AGE=3&GRC=C&TestDate=9%2F18%2F2020&newPage=Show+Report    

     

     

                   
      Current Top 40 Callouts: http://www.mmr247.com/mmrweb/call/callout.asp?Sort=P&Archived=1&FORMAT=H1&SEX=3&AGE=3&GRC=C&TestDate=9%2F18%2F2020&newPage=Show+Report                    
     
    Recurrent Country Callout:  http://www.mmr247.com/mmrweb/call/callout.asp?Sort=P&Archived=1&FORMAT=C1&SEX=3&AGE=3&GRC=R&TestDate=9%2F18%2F2020&newPage=Show+Report
                         
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
                             
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  6. 1 hour ago, QueenMae16 said:

    Amber's Sad! slay, okay I'm faced with an impossible decision though....

     

    Of course Queen is Queen, but Amber's Sad was everything I-

     

    I may have to cancel myself after the next vote cause voting against either one would be tragic.

     

    Yes ma'am....it would have been easier for me if it was "The Scientist" but it is what it is.  That said...Queen is Queen and I would die fighting on that hill.

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  7. 2 hours ago, TeamAudra said:

    Since I mostly stopped paying attention a long time ago, I didn’t realize how long it took for “Die From a Broken Heart” to get to #1. It was released to the public in 2018, and sent to radio in May, 2019! It took about 15 months to climb the charts. It was certified Gold in February, and Platinum in July. So, even when females hit #1, which is seldom, they have to jump through a lot of hoops and wait for a long time. I’ve seen other female songs take a long time to peak, but never 15 months. Holy sh*t. 
     

    https://www.savingcountrymusic.com/maddie-tae-earn-first-woman-led-true-country-1-in-8-years/

     

    Here’s an article from Trigger back in February, talking about how it went Gold despite radio. Apparently, it stalled out several times, just outside the top 40. 
     

    https://www.savingcountrymusic.com/maddie-taes-die-from-a-broken-heart-goes-gold-despite-radio/

     

    Sorry, but I’m not buying the “call out” argument. It was stated that this song got great results in the stan polls, yet this is what M&T had to endure. 

     

    You shouldn't be sorry.  It's bad data used as an excuse by country radio to cover up their intentional evil deeds. 

     

    I gave up on country radio long ago as well but, I try not to miss an opportunity to shine some light in those dark corners where the cockroaches live. 


  8. This is the above chart sorted by impressions per spin.

     

    TW Artist Title TW Move Aud Imp/Spin
    44 BRETT YOUNG Lady 897 39 5.693 6346.71
    2 LEE BRICE One Of Them Girls 8234 865 50.645 6150.72
    11 RUSSELL DICKERSON Love You Like I Used To 4468 731 27.39 6130.26
    1 LUKE COMBS Lovin' On You 8755 400 53.51 6111.94
    12 MORGAN WALLEN More Than My Hometown 4412 906 26.295 5959.88
    6 TIM MCGRAW I Called Mama 5887 400 34.839 5917.95
    38 MORGAN WALLEN 7 Summers 1054 197 6.191 5873.81
    3 KANE BROWN Cool Again 7599 534 44.439 5848.01
    4 JASON ALDEAN Got What I Got 7190 671 41.806 5814.46
    27 CHRIS STAPLETON Starting Over 2012 411 11.572 5751.49
    7 MATT STELL Everywhere But On 5304 730 30.376 5727.00
    17 KENNY CHESNEY Happy Does 3242 315 18.52 5712.52
    5 JAMESON RODGERS Some Girls 6174 490 35.241 5707.97
    8 CHASE RICE Lonely If You Are 4858 583 27.426 5645.53
    9 BLAKE SHELTON Happy Anywhere f/Gwen Stefani 4813 557 27.159 5642.84
    10 HARDY One Beer f/L. Alaina/D. Dawson 4752 386 26.5 5576.60
    14 JON PARDI Ain't Always The Cowboy 4046 410 22.086 5458.72
    18 KIP MOORE She's Mine 3287 99 17.781 5409.49
    13 PARKER MCCOLLUM Pretty Heart 4359 459 23.578 5409.04
    16 DAN + SHAY I Should Probably Go To Bed 3442 344 18.236 5298.08
    15 CHRIS LANE Big, Big Plans 3570 453 18.683 5233.33
    46 BON JOVI, JENNIFER NETTLES Do What You Can 949 949 4.819 5077.98
    20 LADY A Champagne Night 2957 354 14.979 5065.61
    25 RASCAL FLATTS How They Remember You 1962 362 9.847 5018.86
    22 DUSTIN LYNCH Momma's House 2242 286 11.248 5016.95
    47 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE Long Live 702 -698 3.476 4951.57
    28 DARIUS RUCKER Beers And Sunshine 1983 310 9.466 4773.58
    37 BRETT ELDREDGE Gabrielle 1127 64 5.033 4465.84
    26 NIKO MOON Good Time 1969 266 8.79 4464.20
    35 JORDAN DAVIS Almost Maybes 1430 204 6.066 4241.96
    33 BROTHERS OSBORNE All Night 1415 174 5.957 4209.89
    24 ERIC CHURCH Stick That In Your Country... 2196 213 9.156 4169.40
    29 KELSEA BALLERINI Hole In The Bottle 1911 362 7.775 4068.55
    34 DYLAN SCOTT Nobody 1437 104 5.819 4049.41
    36 TAYLOR SWIFT betty 1154 132 4.534 3928.94
    31 TENILLE ARTS Somebody Like That 1473 -24 5.646 3832.99
    42 GABBY BARRETT The Good Ones 1003 46 3.534 3523.43
    48 BRANTLEY GILBERT Hard Days 836 22 2.817 3369.62
    39 MAREN MORRIS To Hell & Back 1091 133 3.572 3274.06
    43 PARMALEE Just The Way f/Blanco Brown 1037 87 3.299 3181.29
    30 LAUREN ALAINA Getting Good 1635 -96 5.168 3160.86
    45 RUNAWAY JUNE We Were Rich 932 94 2.76 2961.37
    50 LITTLE BIG TOWN Wine, Beer, Whiskey 747 134 2.209 2957.16
    49 JIMMIE ALLEN & NOAH CYRUS This Is Us 815 -15 1.961 2406.13

     

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  9. Just for a point of clarity "call outs" are not in anyway to be considered random polls.  It's "Stan" data from those actively seeking to share their opinion.  It would be like if only IDF Snowflake Stans voted on Voice contestants.  Call outs fail as a data source.

     

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    Earlier I mentioned how radio actively seeks to limit the audience that hears females by playing them overnight when few are listening.   Here is the data from the current radio top 50.  I did remove most songs that have been dropping a lot of spins this week.

     

    I added the far right column which is the total audience (Aud) divided by this weeks spins (TW).    This yields the listeners per spin which is typically known as  impressions per spin.  Note that songs generally gain impressions per spin as they move up the chart because they get more favorable time slots.

     

    The green highlight is a song with a male and female.  These don't usually suffer or not so much.  A little tostosterone is all it takes!

     

    The yellow highlight is female solo or group artists.  With very few exceptions the females get significantly less impressions per spin (even Taylor's song is not immune) when compared to other closely ranked songs by males.  That's nothing short of willful suppression aka institutionalized misogamy.  Feel free to add this as another reason to hate country radio.    

     

     

     

    TW Artist Title TW Move Aud Imp/Spin
    1 LUKE COMBS Lovin' On You 8755 400 53.51 6111.94
    2 LEE BRICE One Of Them Girls 8234 865 50.645 6150.72
    3 KANE BROWN Cool Again 7599 534 44.439 5848.01
    4 JASON ALDEAN Got What I Got 7190 671 41.806 5814.46
    5 JAMESON RODGERS Some Girls 6174 490 35.241 5707.97
    6 TIM MCGRAW I Called Mama 5887 400 34.839 5917.95
    7 MATT STELL Everywhere But On 5304 730 30.376 5727.00
    8 CHASE RICE Lonely If You Are 4858 583 27.426 5645.53
    9 BLAKE SHELTON Happy Anywhere f/Gwen Stefani 4813 557 27.159 5642.84
    10 HARDY One Beer f/L. Alaina/D. Dawson 4752 386 26.5 5576.60
    11 RUSSELL DICKERSON Love You Like I Used To 4468 731 27.39 6130.26
    12 MORGAN WALLEN More Than My Hometown 4412 906 26.295 5959.88
    13 PARKER MCCOLLUM Pretty Heart 4359 459 23.578 5409.04
    14 JON PARDI Ain't Always The Cowboy 4046 410 22.086 5458.72
    15 CHRIS LANE Big, Big Plans 3570 453 18.683 5233.33
    16 DAN + SHAY I Should Probably Go To Bed 3442 344 18.236 5298.08
    17 KENNY CHESNEY Happy Does 3242 315 18.52 5712.52
    18 KIP MOORE She's Mine 3287 99 17.781 5409.49
    20 LADY A Champagne Night 2957 354 14.979 5065.61
    22 DUSTIN LYNCH Momma's House 2242 286 11.248 5016.95
    24 ERIC CHURCH Stick That In Your Country... 2196 213 9.156 4169.40
    25 RASCAL FLATTS How They Remember You 1962 362 9.847 5018.86
    26 NIKO MOON Good Time 1969 266 8.79 4464.20
    27 CHRIS STAPLETON Starting Over 2012 411 11.572 5751.49
    28 DARIUS RUCKER Beers And Sunshine 1983 310 9.466 4773.58
    29 KELSEA BALLERINI Hole In The Bottle 1911 362 7.775 4068.55
    30 LAUREN ALAINA Getting Good 1635 -96 5.168 3160.86
    31 TENILLE ARTS Somebody Like That 1473 -24 5.646 3832.99
    33 BROTHERS OSBORNE All Night 1415 174 5.957 4209.89
    34 DYLAN SCOTT Nobody 1437 104 5.819 4049.41
    35 JORDAN DAVIS Almost Maybes 1430 204 6.066 4241.96
    36 TAYLOR SWIFT betty 1154 132 4.534 3928.94
    37 BRETT ELDREDGE Gabrielle 1127 64 5.033 4465.84
    38 MORGAN WALLEN 7 Summers 1054 197 6.191 5873.81
    39 MAREN MORRIS To Hell & Back 1091 133 3.572 3274.06
    42 GABBY BARRETT The Good Ones 1003 46 3.534 3523.43
    43 PARMALEE Just The Way f/Blanco Brown 1037 87 3.299 3181.29
    44 BRETT YOUNG Lady 897 39 5.693 6346.71
    45 RUNAWAY JUNE We Were Rich 932 94 2.76 2961.37
    46 BON JOVI, JENNIFER NETTLES Do What You Can 949 949 4.819 5077.98
    47 FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE Long Live 702 -698 3.476 4951.57
    48 BRANTLEY GILBERT Hard Days 836 22 2.817 3369.62
    49 JIMMIE ALLEN & NOAH CYRUS This Is Us 815 -15 1.961 2406.13
    50 LITTLE BIG TOWN Wine, Beer, Whiskey 747 134 2.209 2957.16

     

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  10. I've read all this ....but here is a fact that flys in the face the radio apologists ....when fans actually vote the women are prominent, if not dominate.... this kinda screams it's the gatekeepers that are keeping women down.  CMT is the well known only fan voted country music awards so let's have a look.  Woops.  

     

    #IntuitionalizedHate

     

     

     

    Year Video of the Year Male Video of the Year Female Video of the Year USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of The Year
    2002 Kenny Chesney – "Young" Kenny Chesney – "Young" Martina McBride – "Blessed" Chris Cagle – "I Breathe In, I Breathe Out"
    2003 Toby Keith – "Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue (The Angry American)" Toby Keith – "Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue (The Angry American)" Martina McBride – "Concrete Angel" Joe Nichols – "Brokenheartsville"
    2004 Toby Keith – "American Soldier" Kenny Chesney – "There Goes My Life" Shania Twain – "Forever and for Always" Dierks Bentley – "What Was I Thinkin'"
    2005 Keith Urban – "Days Go By" Kenny Chesney – "I Go Back" Gretchen Wilson – "When I Think About Cheatin'" Gretchen Wilson – "Redneck Woman"
    2006 Keith Urban – "Better Life" Kenny Chesney – "Who You'd Be Today" Carrie Underwood – "Jesus, Take the Wheel" Carrie Underwood – "Jesus, Take The Wheel"
    2007 Carrie Underwood – "Before He Cheats" Kenny Chesney – "You Save Me" Carrie Underwood – "Before He Cheats" Taylor Swift – "Tim McGraw"
    2008 Taylor Swift – "Our Song" Trace Adkins – "I Got My Game On" Taylor Swift – "Our Song" Kellie Pickler – "I Wonder"
    2009 Taylor Swift – "Love Story" Brad Paisley – "Waitin' on a Woman" Taylor Swift – "Love Story" Zac Brown Band – "Chicken Fried"
    2010 Carrie Underwood – "Cowboy Casanova" Keith Urban – "'Til Summer Comes Around" Miranda Lambert – "White Liar" Luke Bryan – "Do I"
    2011 Taylor Swift – "Mine" Blake Shelton – "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking" Miranda Lambert – "The House That Built Me" The Band Perry – "If I Die Young"
    2012 Carrie Underwood – "Good Girl" Luke Bryan – "I Don't Want This Night to End" Miranda Lambert – "Over You" Scotty McCreery – "The Trouble With Girls"
    2013 Carrie Underwood – "Blown Away" Blake Shelton – "Sure Be Cool If You Did" Miranda Lambert – "Mama's Broken Heart" Florida Georgia Line – "Cruise"
    2014 Carrie Underwood – "See You Again" Blake Shelton – "Doin' What She Likes" Miranda Lambert – "Automatic" Cassadee Pope – "Wasting All These Tears"
    2015 Carrie Underwood – "Something in the Water" Luke Bryan – "Play It Again" Carrie Underwood – "Something in the Water" Sam Hunt – "Leave the Night On"
    2016 Tim McGraw – "Humble and Kind" Thomas Rhett – "Die a Happy Man" Carrie Underwood – "Smoke Break" Chris Stapleton – "Fire Away"
    2017 Keith Urban – "Blue Ain't Your Color" Keith Urban – "Blue Ain't Your Color" Carrie Underwood – "Church Bells" Lauren Alaina – "Road Less Traveled"
    2018 Blake Shelton - "I'll Name the Dogs" Blake Shelton - "I'll Name the Dogs" Carrie Underwood - “The Champion" (featuring Ludacris) Carly Pearce - "Every Little Thing"
    2019 Carrie Underwood - "Cry Pretty" Kane Brown - "Lose It" Carrie Underwood - “Love Wins" Ashley McBryde – “Girl Goin’ Nowhere" (At Marathon Music Works)
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  11. On 9/7/2020 at 4:57 PM, ptebwwong said:

    While I'd like to put the blame mostly on radio, I do think many of the genre's main audience do prefer male artists. When I look at just Spotify streaming for country males compared to country females, there's usually a notable difference. Many A-list male artists have several songs with 100 million+ streams. The A-list female artists generally need a crossover song to reach that # of streams. Many males including non-A-listers get 100 m+ streams with just a big country hit. Maren Morris is the only female artist that consistently has 100 m+ on Spotify for country or crossover hits. Not even Carrie or Kelsea Ballerini does.

     

    There's a disconnect with the streaming audience for country females. It makes me think it's the genre's audience because with streaming they can pick what they listen to, unlike radio.

     

    Naw….that is still a radio fueled issue.   Radio is the format that introduces the public to new artists and music.  Spotify is a poor source for new music and/or artists unless you already know what you are looking for.  How would you know what to look for if radio isn’t playing it.  Sure, you could get lucky or catch a hint from social media if you follow someone plugged into new music.   There is no real substitute for 1000’s of radio spins to gain awareness.    

    Furthermore, if you dig into the airplay numbers you can see radio disfavors females not just in the number of females but , in a general sense, radio plays women more at overnight when the audience is smaller.   Just read the charts, and almost without fail, females have lower audience exposure per spin than the males do.  I assume that is because they are a little sensitive to the accusations of misogyny but still wish to hide female spins to the extent possible.    

    #IntuitionalizedHate

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  12. 21 minutes ago, AngelaKD said:


    Why? Songland is awesome. 

     

    Sure....the art of songwriting and introductions to unknown artists is pretty awesome....but it's not like Songland is a hit machine.  Unless they watch I doubt anyone cares about it.  The winning songs are kinda like Voice winners...inconsequential to the rest of the music world. 😜


  13. 36 minutes ago, AngelaKD said:


    Where did people get the idea that they have committed to using a Songland song going forward? Has Songland even filmed a new season that they need to cross-promote?

     

    I think it's just used as as a synonym for a mediocre song no one knows and/or cares about. 

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  14. I'm looking for Julia to take on an Ellish song.  Pretty sure Minivan will not approve but I think that would work for her artistically.

     

    If she wanted step outside herself and really to go for it "Cardigan" might be a good choice.

     

     


  15. 1 hour ago, QueenMae16 said:

    Excuse me? LOL, sorry I have to laugh.

     

    Same incredulity when peeps killed off Juliet.  Opposite reaction though...I had to cry.  Hopefully, Amber won't suffer the same fate.  No knocks on Jacquie though...she's pretty awesome too. 


  16.  

    On 9/7/2020 at 1:52 PM, Zainab Tufail said:

    😰😰💔💔🥺

     

    On 9/7/2020 at 6:06 PM, David68 said:

    Sad Roxanne had to go. :( Been a lurking voter.

     

    20 hours ago, randomgirl said:

    I've been a lurking voter, but I'm sad that Roxanne had to go.

     

    NGL...I'm mad about that.

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  17. I can answer that in one word: misogyny
     
    mi·sog·y·ny
    /məˈsäjənē/
    noun:
    1.  dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women.
     

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    It's just a reflection of the mainstream country genre.  Country radio in particular.  I could make a argument that format essentially hates women. 

     

    This is the current top 20 on Country radio.  2 females, 18 males.  To be clear, this is typical of the gender mix on country radio. 

     

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