Why do 2DayFM feel the need to speed up songs that they play?
I know there may be multiple answers to that, and without working within the station, we may only be able to guess: to make the songs more “listenable”, to make them fit a certain timeframe… others?
What makes me very annoyed is essentially their arrogance – what right do they think they have to alter an artist’s song just to meet their own criteria?
“Oh, this song is about 24 seconds too long… we’ll need to increase the BPM by about 2 or so to make it fit then.”
No! A musician or band has slaved over that song for days, hours, weeks, months! And 2DayFM reckon they know better?! Ultimately, I guess, in the name of more listeners, and thus, more money. People may argue that it’s such a minor speed increase that you don’t notice it (and I’ve heard it said that the speed increases are so minor, and so to most, just subliminal, but make you want to listen more, or something like that).
But it’s still a speed increase. Anyone who has listened to the song a few times as it was intended to be played should be able to notice it. I certainly did this evening when I heard it yet again. (I’ve heard it the very few times I’ve listened to 2DayFM, which worries me that it happens with nearly every second song.)
I guess for 2DayFM being a radio station isn’t about playing music anymore; it’s solely about making money and doing whatever is required to make that happen… no matter what.
You, 2DayFM, are arrogant, heartless, money-hungry scabs.