VIP: A GENERAL PERSPECTIVE
If you are an active party goer, or are simply someone who watches a substantial amount of television, I am certain you have heard of the acronym “VIP”.
“VIP”, or Very Important Person, is a term often used to represents high status, or elite individuals whom belong to the upper echolon of society. The VIP section, usually a luxurious, well chaperoned area in clubs, boutiques, and restaurants, are often reserved for Celebrities, Politicians, Athletes, Musician and many more famed and highly prestigious individuals.
DOES ONE HAVE TO BE FAMOUS TO BE CONSIDERED A VIP?
A VIP” or a Very Important Person is fairly subjective, and dependant on social status, occupation, family, friends, and also a given location and occassion
As an instance, a celebrant celebrating her 18th birthday amidst friends, loved ones, and other invited guests, is entitled to her own special list of “Very Important People” A list of people whom she deems important, but are of no means famed or renowned.
Another instance, would be the same girl attending a local concert and purchasing seating tickets amidst the general admissions section, a direct opposite to the VIP section. Prior to that night, she had been “VIP” at her own birthday party, but during her time at the concert, she is just another face in the crowd.
A modern example would be those sitting courtside at major leage sports games.
Courtside tickets to a New York Knicks basketball game costs at least $15,000 each, a price more than four times what an average american earns monthly. Not only does sitting courtside at a professional sports game signal VIP status,
often times times than not, courtside dwelers recieve video recognition, along with applauses from the fans, and are even gone as far as being invited into the home teams locker room to meet with the players.
VIP: Ancient Rome
In Ancient Rome, the colosseum was a place where Very Important People mattered the most. Those closeset people to the center of the coloseums were automatically validated, and regarded as high nobility. The Emperor was granted the best seat in the entire amphitheatre, a seat that stood at the heart of the bloody action, marking his power, and solidifying him as VVIP.
VVIP: Very Very Important People.
Regarded to be a notch above VIP, “VVIP”, or a Very Very Important Person, often refers to individuals with great influence and power. VVIPs are ususally the highest ranked officials in society. Kings and monarchs would be considered VVIPs.
VIP AS IT RELATES TO MUSIC
VIP Mix: A Fans Treat
Created by artists themselves for Live Shows, VIP Mixes are sent directly to local DJs to play for loyal fans, or “Very Important People”. VIP Mixes are not intended to be mass released to the public, but and meant to serve as a treat for fans. Since there are no Studio Recordings made of VIP remixes, they are rarerly, to never found outside of selected live shows.
While some might liken it to a DJ remixing and mastering a track, “VIP” is fairly different than mixing, and mashing. “VIP” or Variation in Production, is a tool predominantly used in electronic music, and is done when one alters or changes up a few elements in a music piece. Variation In Production does not necessarily mean a complete alteration of an original musical composition, but rather a simple ajdustment. Adjustments could feature a more upbeat tempo, added instrumentation such as heavier drums, or louder bass, depending on the creative direction of the artist themselves.
WHY AN ARTIST MIGHT CREATE A VARIATION IN THE PRODUCTION OF THEIR MUSIC.
• A reason why an artist may create a variation in production, could be mainly due to the fact that through further experimentation and discovery of new prefered sounds, they decided a Variation In Production would be better suited than an original.
• A few electronic dance music ethusiats claim VIPs to be of cleaner, smoother audio quality than that of its original.
• Radio plays certainly have an effect on variation in music production. Artists might desire new catchy sounds that instantly make their records instant hits on radio stations.