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    Question Help with this sentence please...

    Hi,
    Could anyone please tell me what this sentence means?

    'You've got a CD but it's very hard promoting it. You're offered the chance to sing it and represent your country at the Eurovision Song Contest. It will get some air time for your single, but will it compromise your musical integrity?'


    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: Help with this sentence please...

    'You've got a CD but it's very hard promoting it. You're offered the chance to sing it and represent your country at the Eurovision Song Contest. It will get some air time for your single, but will it compromise your musical integrity?'

    Mehrgan.
    The suggestion here is that by involving your music with the blatantly commercial ethos of the Eurovision Song Contest, it will increase the amount of radio play (air time) that it gets, but may damage your standing as a serious artist.

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    Re: Help with this sentence please...

    So compromise is used here to mean expose to discredit, endanger, and integrity as some kind of honesty or status rather than a 'complete state', is that right?

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    Re: Help with this sentence please...

    ....yes that pretty much sums up the meaning.

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    Re: Help with this sentence please...

    nyota.
    So compromise is used here to mean expose to discredit, endanger. Exactly.

    and integrity as some kind of honesty or status rather than a 'complete state', is that right? "honesty" rather than "status". In the original example I understand "musical integrity" to refer to that often vague notion of artistic sincerity and authenticity, as opposed to pandering to commercial interests with music that may be less personally expressive, less edgy.

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