Michael Jackson And The Change Of Pop Music

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“If you want change, you have to make it. If we want progress we have to drive It.” - Susan Rice. The author of this quotation had it right because the only way that anything in life becomes better or worthwhile is through change. When we talk about change in reference to music, Michael Jackson definitely comes to mind. Michael Jackson changed a lot of things starting with the change of pop music and how it was presented and gave it a “new sound”. The same holds true for the music industry. ” For starters, the record industry as a whole was in a bad slump, with shipments industry-wide down by 50 million units between 1980 and 1982. CBS Records' own profits were down 50% and sales were down over 15% for the year. As a result, major company-wide layoffs occurred in mid-August, on a day the company would remember as "Black Friday." CBS desperately needed Jackson's album to be a hit, but market conditions appeared daunting.” - Steve Greenberg. Michael Jackson brought the youth back in to buying albums and started to get the youth back into listening to good music instead spending all of their money on video games and going to arcades, which in fact was the thing for the youth to do around the 1980’s.
Artist like Michael Jackson represent how important ingenuity is to moving the industry forward and keeping it relevant. Jackson’s “Thriller” album Michael Jackson most definitely made a change in pop history with his thriller album that contained many famous hits like the album titled track thriller and other songs such as beat it. Michael Jackson has and will always be the man that changed pop music, African American music and the music industry forever with the Thriller album, resulting from the amount of record-breaking sales that...

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... good that it’ll take her to another place, an amazing place. The album comes to an end with the final track “Lady in My Life”. This track is saying that there is nothing that would be nothing that can come between them and that she would be loved more each day and that she will be the “Lady in My Life”.
The “Thriller” album Michael Jackson definitely has and will always be the man that changed pop music with his break in racial diversity barriers, being the first African American artist to have his music video played on MTV. Michael also changed African American music and the music industry forever with the Thriller album, resulting from the amount of record-breaking sales that the album sold. Michael also changed popular music videos that were presented in the light of movie form by making his music video for “Thriller” that actually was made into a short film.

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