What do you think of "American Idol" type programmes? How important is it to pay your dues?
This is a tough one. I think to everything there are positives and negatives. Personally I think it glorifies the idea that you can get famous fast, and creates a new paradigm that that's normal. When in reality, most artists work and "pay dues" for years and years hoping to get some sort of "break". All that being said, I have some friends who have been on Idol and the voice and it's really fun to watch their career and fans increase. You can't deny the marketing boost :)