Americas influence on music and the cultural things that come with it: I often think of America as a weird but exciting nation. Things are never quite normal, but that is also what makes America such a great country. I believe a lot of American culture comes from European countries. A good example is music and the cultural things that come with it. The pop genre seems to be controlled by what the American artists do and thinks.
Time has shown how music can be used in anti-establishment or protest themes, including anti-war songs, although pro-establishment ideas are also used, for example in national anthems, patriotic songs, and political campaigns. Many of these types of songs could be described as topical songs. While political message in their music is apparent, it is usually in the political context of the time it was made. This makes understanding the historical events and
At some points, colonists seemingly were allowed plenty of freedom, while other times they were under strict English rule. This was all dependent on the rule of England. For example, when Charles II took the throne, he focused on control in the colonies but the reign of William and Mary marked the beginning of a half-century of neglect in the colonies. The inconsistent freedom the colonists were given frustrated them and ultimately contributed to the American
Popular Culture and Social Media 22 December 2011 Racism and Popular Culture: When looking at the term popular culture one may not instantly think anything is wrong with that especially since the term is so mainstream these days; but once you have studies a little the concept of popular culture you are faced with questions like: What is popular culture? What is culture? What is the difference and why does it matter? The goal of this paper is to answer these questions and to discuss one of the underlying implications in answering those questions: Now from a marketing standpoint it makes some companies great money. Having worked in the music industry for example, if music is placed in the pop culture genre it automatically costs more to market than if it was labeled R&B, or Rock.
Despite different musical ideas being explored in previous eras, it was difficult to advance music further in terms of different timbres or varied musical techniques due to the lack of technology present at the time. It is said that the defining features of 20th century music was the discovery of new technology, increased musical freedom and wide experimentation with new styles which challenged the previously accepted rules of music from the earlier eras. One composer who demonstrated this was Edgar Varèse, who invented the term ‘organised sound’ and whose music emphasised timbre and rhythm. He was known as the ‘father of electronic music’ after extensively using electronic resources and new instruments. As a result of all of these factors, a new music genre was born; electronic music.
The MP3 was created in the 90s; followed by the rise of the Internet. P2P networks allowed consumers to download and share recorded music with anyone across the globe. These technological innovations were great for consumers, but terrible for the recording industry, as piracy devastated profits. Record labels sued and continue to sue p2p networks and individual music downloaders, but piracy still continues to cannibalize sales around the world. Alternative business models are being tested and many persons in the music industry have identified iTunes as the most successful to date.
The violin moved to center stage as the most important string instrument. Performers reached new heights of expression and technique. Virtuoso Players reflected these abilities in their own compositions. Even in vocal music, instruments played an important role with the voices. A couple of composers from this time period were Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, and Antonio Vivaldi, but a host of other composers, some with huge output, were active in the period.
On the other hand Sources 10 and 12 suggest that popular music was not successful due to the representation of youth rebellion. Source 10, yes proposes that ‘Rock’n’Roll’ expressed ‘adolescent attitudes’ however it also suggests that the reason for popular music being successful was due to the buying power of the teenager by 1959 as they had more disposable income than the generation of teenagers before them either. Source 12 however does suggest that the popular music of 1976 (Punk) was successful because like source 10, Source 12 suggests that popular music was so successful because it captured the teenager and made them feel like they belonged as by 1976 the generation gap between adults and teenagers was wider than ever before as it was the adults that believed that popular music of any era, was seen to be rebellious towards authority because it was not the norm. This view is clearly represented in source 10, the editorial from the Times news paper in 1959. This editorial’s tone feels slightly patronising towards the popular music of that time as it refers to teenagers as ‘adolescents’ which make them seem to be young and
How does Pop Art relate to the history of America in the 1960’s? Pop Art simply borrowed images from the popular culture, hence the name, Pop Art. Anything from movie stars, to cans of soup; from images of war, to appliances; the subject matter for Pop Art consisted of items likely to be seen in everyday life. It could therefore relate to the common person, unlike Abstract expressionism of the 1950’s, which the general American couldn’t necessarily appreciate. With this difference, Pop Art changed the art world, and is still intriguing today.
The musicians and companies who attempt copyright infringement in this essay are well known in the public eye. Paper Section The music industry has evolved over the years largely due to the advancement of the advancement of technology. The advancement in the music industry due to technology also came with negative consequences such as copyright infringement and theft of intellectual property. With these crimes now being committed, laws had to be passed to protect musicians and their music. Musicians copyrighted their music with the understanding that their work would not be reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without their permission (U.S.