QUOTE (3rr0r @ Jan 10 2012, 06:58 PM)
how come asian bands consist of such huge numbers of members? Typically Western bands have three to five members. But Asian bands have like what nine members?? I can recall a Japanese band that got like 20 members. I mean that's not a band anymore but a choir. Why do Asian bands need such huge numbers of band members?
In advance, i ask for your understanding regarding my really poor English. i'm learning English now lol
I think it would be more easy to understand if we approach within the framework of industry.
When we consider that this is entertainment industry
i think format of singer who create profit heavily depend on market and profitability. so, there's could be no restriction depending on anterior two standards.
I guess when that kinds of Western bands that have three to five members first came out, people might have said like this, "What's that? is that singer? why it need so many people?" but Western producers tried new format (of course by considering profitability at the same time). and now, that new one of the time have become common thing.
In the same manner, this kinds of group-format may be an optimized one or idea or new try considered market conditions of Asia.
And who can know if this group-format would be new standard in the future lol
And one thing, this young Asian idol group singers have a character as a entertainer more when compared with Western ones.
Members of band are also actor/actress in movie and drama and commercial actor/actress and tv show host and tv entertainer etc..
At the thought of this various activity, we can understand that having many members could be more advantageous to gain popularity and profit.
And also having many member doesn't debase the quality of performance, but rather they show cool and unique performance that is optimized to the total number of the group.
This was SNSD's cool performance in VMAJ last year.SNSD - THE GREAT ESCAPE + MR. TAXI
Lastly, this kinds of pop idol group is just part of Asian music industry. they don't represent the whole.
There are many vocal-oriented singers, singer-songwriters, indie musics etc in Asian music industry.
Sorry for my poor Eng again..