A study of the American recording industry’s marketing violence to its youth.
This paper compares three different types of journals (scholarly, trade, and popular) in their editorial opinion of media violence and the marketing of it to children. It compares the record industry to other entertainment industries, such as movie studios and the video game industry. The author of the paper argues that there is a direct correlation between media violence and children’s violent behavior, and calls on parents to censor their children’s media.
I remember purchasing a CD by a group (not mentioned) when I was about 15 years old. The CD displayed a label Parent Advisory in the bottom right corner, and I recall thinking Do I need my mom to be here for this? Sure enough, I purchased it without so much as a second glance, and wondered why they even bothered with the sticker anyway.