Can porn sites find success in the mainstream music industry?
Sex and music have always gone hand in hand. Over the years, tons of music artists have used sex as a way to promote themselves and their content. There have even been those who have used actual pornstars in their music videos. Which helps explain why recently, adult sites are having a greater input in mainstream music. There are now several porn sites that are producing music videos. The latest example is Rapper and performance artist Mykki Blanco. An apparel company called Nicopanda and a popular porn site, both helped produce his latest video.
This is not the first time something like this has happened. One of the most visited adult sites in America and the world is Pornhub. The site is renowned for offering its visitors endless free porn. Every month, more than 88 million people visit the pornography site. Pornhub has several partnerships with popular mainstream music artists already. Some of them include the likes of Xiu Xiu, Coolio, Waka Flocka Flame and several others. If that wasn’t enough, the site went on to create its very own music label called Pornhub Records. While some would argue that they have yet to have any real major releases or a hit record, it shows their intent. That is to reach more than just people who love pornography.
Truth is that years ago there would have been very few mainstream artists whom would have wanted to be associated with pornography sites. However, smut has slowly become more acceptable and it seems to be inching closer to mainstream. The popularity of porno may be one way to explain it. Others point to people becoming more liberal in their views as the years go by.
As it stands now, anyone can upload their own private videos to Pornhub. That includes either music, porn of any kind or personal private smut videos. The site is a streaming webpage that is free. It is why they have so many amateur adult films recorded by users themselves. At the same time, this platform is being utilized by music artists who want to promote their music. It is a win-win situation for both the performer and Pornhub.
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There are other adult sites which are joining the club and getting into the mainstream music business. While it may not be profitable as of yet, they do get to reach a wider audience. Perhaps their goal is to one day be in every household and become as mainstream as MTV. And to allow pornography to become as American as apple pie.