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A band that writes one type of music and gets a large fan base then leaves all of those true fans behind for some dumb scene kids who dont know what music is.
cough cough stick to your guns cough cough...
by Kyle Comes Fast April 14, 2009
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The term 'sellout' has been around for a few generations. Often used as a negative term used to describe somebody that conforms to a particular way of doing something such a dress, vernacular, or type of work.

Recently it has been used in the indy music scene to a large extent since the explosion of ska, punk, hardcore, and indy rock.

One earns the label of sellout by alienating their core fans that have supported the band by changing their style to be more appealing to a broader audience, often become what they were rebeling against in the very beginning. While some may call this "evolution of the artist/music" one has to remember that evolution is a gradual change and not sudden and drastic, the losing of edge, and doesn't accompany a bigger record label.

While many bands out there refuse to be labeled as sellouts, they are often putting out records and being quoted as saying "This is more true to our core sound, where we started".
"The (fictional band name) use to be hardcore, but they totally changed styles and now they play them on Mtv"
by Mike July 13, 2004
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by Gumby July 31, 2003
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A dumb punk rock mentality that basically states that if a band gets a certain large number of fans and become more popular within the world as a whole, they have gone too far, past the "popularity" line and fallen into the vanity of fame. They've become too good for the fans and aren't worth listening to anymore. However, the only way a band becomes a sell out is because they have fans in the first place. In other words, if a band "sells out," it's the fans fault.
Good Charlotte did not sell out just because they have a large fan base and are on MTV. New Found Glory, Mest, and AFI are on MTV. Did they sell out? No...
by Vicious Riot June 24, 2003
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(sellout) with me oh yeah,
(sellout) with me to night,
Record company's gonna give me lots of money,
And everything's gonna be all right,
by Tim July 12, 2004
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1) A musician who markets an image to a general audience rather than to whatever subculture they rose from.

2) A financially conscious musician.
This band is selling our punk image to the commoners at the price of $17.50 a CD! What sell outs!
by TiberiumX June 25, 2003
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Someone or people (normally a band) that forget their morals or principles to sell records. They give off their values for money. Many people say Green Day are not sell outs because they never did anything that they said they wouldn't, but they said they were punk. Punks do not go on MTV. Punks do not go on Top of the Pops. Punks do not sign up to big record lables. Green Day, like other sell outs, rocked when they had souls.

Listen to EMI by The Sex Pistols, true punk who never sold out. Green Day probably think they are better than the Sex Pistols because they played a bigger gig, but what matters is what the true punks think.
Billie Joe: So do we play this Milton Keynes gig or not?
Tre: One moment while I do something wild and zany in an attempt to be amusing.
Mike: How much is it paying?
Billie Joe: Shit loads.
Mike: Hell yeah! Let's do it!
Billie Joe: Don't forget to never stop claiming that we're not sell outs.
by Ellen T April 05, 2006
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