The Music Industry Exposed
Hidden Messages in Music

The Music Industry Exposed
Hidden Messages in Music

Learn about the Music Industry and some of the secrets they possess. Four "major corporate labels" dominate recorded music — Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and EMI — each of which consists of many smaller companies and labels serving different regions and markets.

Learn how certain artists are controlled like a puppet and how some artists are destroyed when they no longer act like a puppet to the powers above them.

Illuminati in popular culture covers how the secret society of the Illuminati founded by Adam Weishaupt in Bavaria in 1776 has been manifested in popular culture, in books and comics, television and movies, games, and music.

A number of novelists, playwrights, and composers are alleged to have been Illuminati members and to have reflected this in their work. Also, early conspiracy theories surrounding the Illuminati inspired a number of creative works, and continue to do so.

Some composers had been members of the Illuminati itself, like Brindl, Benedikt Hacker, Gustav Friedrich Wilhelm Großmann, and Christian Gottlob Neefe. One member, Karl von Eckartshausen included masonic references in his libretto "Fernando und Yariko."

Some writers detect references to the Illuminati and its concerns in the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, particularly his opera "The Magic Flute"

Rolling Stone noted in 1998 that there were at that time "dozens of songs" making use of conspiracy theories about the Illuminati, such as Dr. Dre's "Been There, Done That".

Hip-hop music has continually returned to the theme of the Illuminati in songs and albums, like Tupac Shakur's final album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, which was thick with references to the subject, Jay-Z's debut album, Reasonable Doubt, and Mr. Dibbs' album Outer Perimeter.

Subliminal Music - Backmasking (also known as backward masking) is a recording technique in which a
sound or message is recorded backward onto a track that is meant to be played forward.

Backmasking is a deliberate process, whereas a message found through phonetic reversal may be unintentional.

Backmasking was popularized by The Beatles, who used backward vocals and instrumentation in recording their 1966 album Revolver.

Artists have since used backmasking for artistic, comedic, and satiric effect, on both analog and digital recordings. The technique has also been used to censor words or phrases for "clean" releases of songs.

Backmasking has been a controversial topic in the United States since the 1980s, when allegations from Christian groups of its use for Satanic purposes were made against prominent rock musicians, leading to record-burning protests and proposed anti-backmasking legislation by state and federal governments.

Whether backmasked messages exist is in debate, as is whether backmasking can be used subliminally to affect listeners.

Though the backmasking controversy peaked in the 1980s, the general belief in subliminal manipulation became more widespread in the United States during the following decade, with belief in Satanic backmasking on records persisting into the 1990s.

At the same time, the development of sound editing software with audio reversal features simplified the process of reversing audio, which previously could only be done with full fidelity using a professional tape recorder.

The Sound Recorder utility, included with Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 to Windows XP, allows one-click audio reversal, as does popular open source sound editing software Audacity.

Following the growth of the Internet, backmasked message searchers used such software to create websites featuring backward music samples, which became a widely-used method of exploring backmasking in popular music.