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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Music Industry under fire from Grammy Award-winning singer Annie Lennox, who has used her blog to light a fire under consumers, esp. parents of young children, by attacking the 'highly styled pornography' seen in some music videos. Says record companies need to show MORE common sense and reasonable age-appropriateness in them. She followed-up on Monday by sharing her forthright views on BBC 5 live Drive; audio

BBC Radio 5 LIVE audio, October 7, 2013: 
Annie Lennox: "I'm all for boundary pushing but it's into the realm of porn" 
DURATION: 04:02 
"British singer-songwriter Annie Lennox talks to 5 live Drive about why she feels some music videos are not suitable for young children, suggesting young fans should be protected from artists who wish to push sexual boundaries.

Related article:
The Guardian
Guardian music
Annie Lennox condemns 'pornographic' music videos 
Following controversial videos by Miley Cyrus and Rihanna, 
Lennox hits out at trend for female performers to behave like 'pimp and prostitute at the same time' 
Tuesday 8 October 2013 06.14 EDT

Clearly, nothing covers an empty wall like awards!

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