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An industry plant is an artist who has Major/Indie Label backing their movement but presents themselves as a "home grown start up" label to create a pseudo organic following. They act as if things are miraculously happening for them based on their talent (via blog coverage, media coverage, mtv playing their vids, etc.) The reality is a low risk/high reward situation for labels looking to build the next "new star"
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Intelligence agency term for "psychological operation". A government or corporate-sponsored operation, usually taking the form of a "terrorist attack" or "crazed gunman on a spree", with the intent of panicking the public into demanding more police and laws inhibiting freedom. Psyops are usually carried out by drugging a civilian or group of civilians with aggression-promoting drugs, psyching them up, arming them, and sending them out to commit mayhem. Government-sponsored terrorism. See also blackshirts, conspiracy
Person A: Man, that nutcase Martin Bryant guy shot 35 people in Tasmania!

Person B: No, he wasn't a nutcase, that was just a psyop so the government could have an excuse to ban guns.
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β€œHave you heard of that girl Billie Eilish?”
β€œOh yeah lol, she’s an industry plant”
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A rapper or an aspiring rapper who's being influenced by a label or company to write and preform music in a trendy way in order to gain clout (popularity)
Oh yeah ,Ian Dior, yeah that guy is an industry plant.
by Simply Slang November 30, 2019
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successful new artist who got people mad because their label and management is doing a good job
"have you heard of olivia rodrigo?"
"yeah, she's an industry plant"
by rihslayed January 13, 2021
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