Auto-Tuned Fame

Audio technologies spur viral false talent phenomenon
Implications - Auto-Tune has revolutionized the music industry. It has transformed wannabe singers into instant superstars while spawning a slew of parodies; it's become the natural next step after reality talent shows. Advocating the idea that anyone can become a singing idol, Auto-Tune actually makes this possible.
SCORE: 4.3
Mild Top 6 Examples: 33,951 Total Clicks Oct 08 - Oct 09
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Hip-Hop News Parodies - ‘Auto-Tune the News' Lampoons Carrie Prejean & Other Headlines
SCORE: 6.1
Hot 9,677 Clicks Pub: Apr 24, 09
Hip-Hop News Parodies
‘Auto-Tune the News' Lampoons Carrie Prejean & Other Headlines
While the Web is buzzing about Miss California Carrie Prejean, gay marriage, the legalization of drugs, and global warming, Michael Gregory is making music. His ‘Auto-Tune the News’ segments are absolutely… [More]
Voice Synthesizer Overload - 10 Auto-Tune Abusers
SCORE: 3.1
Warm 10,722 Clicks Pub: Oct 22, 08
Voice Synthesizer Overload
10 Auto-Tune Abusers
Antares Audio Technologies has created a monster with its ubiquitous Auto-Tune technology. This audio plugin is a pitch correction tool that has been used and abused by modern music acts in every genre.… [More]
On-the-Go Auto-Tune - 'I am T-Pain' iPhone App Lets Everyone Achieve Star Status
SCORE: 4.4
Mild 3,800 Clicks Pub: Sep 4, 09
On-the-Go Auto-Tune
'I am T-Pain' iPhone App Lets Everyone Achieve Star Status
The I Am T-Pain iPhone app might be the best way an iPhone owner can spend $2.99. All you have to do is sing into the microphone, and the I Am T-Pain Auto-Tune technology will make you and your friends… [More]
Electro Singing Rebellions - Jay-Z Releases 'Death of Autotune'
SCORE: 4.3
Mild 2,796 Clicks Pub: Jun 30, 09
Electro Singing Rebellions
Jay-Z Releases 'Death of Autotune'
Jay-Z debuted his new controversial song at the BET Awards on Sunday night. The song, titled ‘Death of Autotune’ (D.O.A) encourages artists to stop their use of voice digitizing and take things back to… [More]
Auto-Tune Parody Songs - Animated Akon Calls T-Pain to Go for Sushi at the Mall
SCORE: 4.3
Mild 4,497 Clicks Pub: Jun 24, 09
Auto-Tune Parody Songs
Animated Akon Calls T-Pain to Go for Sushi at the Mall
This cartoon music video spoofing auto-tune use among singers uses "actual audio from cellphone conversations between singers Akon and T-Pain," according to the video, as well as featuring a cartoon Snoop… [More]
Auto-Tune Parodying - Check out the Epic Jimmy Fallon 2009 Emmys Fall
SCORE: 3.6
Untested 2,459 Clicks Pub: Sep 23, 09
Auto-Tune Parodying
Check out the Epic Jimmy Fallon 2009 Emmys Fall
The Jimmy Fallon 2009 Emmys fall will go down in history. Okay fine, it will be laughed at consistently today and for the rest of the week, after which the hilarity will dwindle and be forgotten until… [More]
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