'Pop' is changing? Indie duo act 'El Zar' tops pop chart surpassing Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa

'Pop' is changing? Indie duo act 'El Zar' tops pop chart surpassing Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa

Well, MuzeHub Top 10s Chart released for the first time this week - with quite an unexpected result! Grammy winning artists - Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa came out with their new songs a few weeks back - 'ilomilo' and 'Good In Bed' respectively. Little did they know that in this particular music chart, they will be competing with Indie Artists from all over the world, irrespective of language or popularity!

MuzeHub Top 10s came out for the first time this week - with an attitude of 'We don't care who you are.' Generally, music charts tend to have a weird reputation for their unauthentic behaviour at times. Even if the music doesn't make you high in terms of quality - still we see a lot of charts putting random artists at No.1. There are even reports of the fact that - really popular music charts organizations get paid by the labels so that the label artists can be on No.1 spot - which helps in sales of course! However, MuzeHub Top 10s doesn't give a damn!

Apparently, this chart organization has got a 'Secret Jury' that doesn't care how many views or fans the artists might be having, whether they are signed or unsigned, popular or unpopular, what's their language or no language(instrumental), new live version or a new record. As long as their music is available on several platforms - and is up for business, not released more than 16 weeks before the chart release, they will be considered for the charts - based on their quality of music and their genre! That's it! We think it's really fair that way - though we also hope that they remain like this and not get deviated from the originality and the authenticity once they see money! Basically, the days of keeping Indie(Unsigned) and Signed artists separate - are gone!

In their first week, MuzeHub Top 10s released a series of charts based on these categories - Rock, Metal, Electronic, Funk/Soul, Hip Hop, Pop, Folk/Country, Experimental, Singer/Songwriter, Top Music Videos, Ultimate 5 Songs(irrespective of genres). They also said that they are going to add new categories like Jazz, Progressive and a few more in the coming weeks.

Coming back to El Zar, Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa. This week's 'Pop' chart literally surprised us all when we found out that an Argentinian duo act 'El Zar' surpassed popular and the 'stars of the moment' Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa, for their song 'La Declaracion'. Not only that, Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa is not even in No.2/3 spots - they are at No.6 and 7 respectively, though there is nothing wrong in that. Ultimately it's creativity and they are still in the Top 10 - out of the whole world - just for the quality of their music ! But El Zar being on top also says something - Is Indie taking over now? Is the control changing hands? Is the sound of Pop also changing? Well, change is in anyway a constant process - but maybe this time, it's going towards Indie. People's ears are changing. The taste and sound of music is changing. We are in a very preliminary stage of a huge transition right now! However, the next 5 years will define a lot - in terms of business and as well as the sound of music! We just gotta hang in there and continue to search for good music.

Savage Mantis

October 2, 2020, 12:41:33 PM