Social Media Can Scam Parents Out of Money
The problem is that when you want something so desperately it makes you susceptible to those who want to take advantage. On top of that these young performers tend to have parents who are looking for fame for their kids. They see any way to get their children exposure as a stepping stone to the big career they want.
Justin Bieber has fed this passion because kids and their parents see how popular he got and he started on YouTube. He has a huge following and has turned his music career into TV acting gigs and also a movie.
Now there are companies such as Ark Music Factory that will charge a fee to help your child. They will write a song, shoot a video and post in on YouTube with the hope that it will go viral.
This type of service takes money from parents who are vulnerable to being told they can make their kids a star. The other thing that suffers is quality. One song by is called Friday. The lyrics detail how she has cereal for breakfast and should she sit in the front seat or back seat of the car with her friends.
When you churn out performers as nothing more than a product this is what you get. On top of the low quality some of these videos are only shared because they are so bad. These young teen talents become famous but also a laughing stock.
YouTube has had great power and success helping performers find a fan base. But seeing parents scammed out of thousands of dollars and teenage talent humiliated is definitely the dark side of this power.