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Skyscraper: Song by Demi Lovato

- “Skyscraper” is a song released in 2011 by singer and songwriter Demi Lovato. Demi Lovato first came into the media’s eye in 1990s when she was on the beloved children show Barney and Friends. She then made her move from entertaining the toddler set to entertaining the tween set of audience when she was casted on As the Bell Rings, a series of comedic shorts that run between Disney programs. In 2008, Demi made a huge career decision when she signed on to be one of the leading roles in Disney’s original film, Camp Rock....   [tags: lyrics and melody review]

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Tupac: The Best Rapper Ever

- When you hear the name Tupac Amaru Shakur (2pac) you think of a rapper maybe a “Thug”. But Tupac just didn’t rap he was also a Poet. There is much more to his life than him rapping. Tupac positively affected society with his words in his songs and by singing. He was more than just a rapper. Tupac was born on June 16, 1971 to Afeni Shakur in New York City. His real name is Lesane Parish Crooks. Tupac was mainly raised by his mom, because his dad really didn’t have much to do with him when he was born....   [tags: music, prison, expression]

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America's Newest Sweetheart, Taylor Swift

- Today it is hard to imagine a female celebrity without seeing mental images of someone stumbling out of clubs, under the influence of drugs and alcohol, or exposing their skin. What has happened to the role models that were once defined by people like Audrey Hepburn, Mother Teresa and Eleanor Roosevelt. In between the chaotic mess of people like Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan, and the Kardashians is an under-rated role model, Taylor Swift. Just at the age of twenty four, she holds the prestige of winning seven Grammy's becoming one of the greatest musical sensations....   [tags: role model, singer, music]

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Miles Davis ( 1926-1991 )

- Haobang Lu Gregg Belisle - Chi Music 331 7/19/15 Miles Davis Miles Davis (1926-1991) was one of the most influential jazz musicians in American history. He was on the forefront of several breakthrough development in jazz including cool jazz and jazz fusion. He is one of the most recognizable musicians in the world of jazz and most Americans know his name even if they are not jazz enthusiasts. Davis became an accomplished trumpeter and was known for his smooth sound. Tate (2015) in his article for Rolling Stone magazine credits Davis’ cool style and creativity for the creativity and expression that changed the face of jazz music since the 1940’s....   [tags: Jazz, Miles Davis, Bebop, Gil Evans]

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The Death Of Michael Jackson

- Born to Joseph and Katherine Jackson, MIchael was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was the youngest sibling out of 5 but that did not stop his talent from shining through. In the early 1960’s, Michael’s father put together a music group using his sons, which later became known as the Jackson 5 (“Michael Jackson Biography”). Even from an early age, Michael was able to touch the lives of many people. At a young age, Michael became the lead singer of the Jackson 5 because of his voice range and depth....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Katherine Jackson]

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Downloading Music On The Internet

- When is downloading music on the web illicit. Downloading music is a huge issues in the United States. With regards to downloading music individuals infringe upon this law consistently in light of the fact that the music has a copyright security laws. There is a myth that is going around about the web and that will be that anything posted online can be duplicate or even downloaded. It is so easy to download music just by opening one of numerous distributed record offer projects, selecting the tracks, downloading and copying the tracks to an album....   [tags: File sharing, Copyright, Statute of Anne]

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Gone Girl By Amy Dunne

- “Cool girl is hot. Cool girl is game. Cool girl is fun. Cool girl never gets angry at her man. She only smiles in a chagrin, loving manner” (Gone Girl). The description of a “cool girl” by the main character of the film “Gone Girl”, Amy Dunne, directly applies to the modern-day depiction of a cool girl as seen through the music of female artists such as Halsey and Tove Lo. Both women bring a new approach to the term cool girl and change the images of females in the music industry using their lyrics and style....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Female, Sex]

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The Beatles By Paul Mccartney

- “The Beatles” is a rock band formed in 1960 in Liverpool, England. The group originally consisted of the guitarist John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison along with bassists Stuart Sutcliffe and drummer Pete Best. Much of the group’s early time was spent playing shows in Hamburg ,and Germany. McCartney then took on base after Sutcliffe’s 1961 departure and they began recording as a backing band. After meeting their future manager Brian Epstein, “The Beatles” signed to record for EMI on Parlophone label....   [tags: The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney]

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Abbey Road

- “Abbey Road” By The Beatles Abbey Road is heralded as one of the greatest rock ‘n roll albums ever. It grinds with hard rock and sways with soft guitar. The variety of the tracks provides something for everyone. It was created in 1969 at the famous Abbey Road studios. George Martin and Geoff Emerick, who had produced many other Beatles’ albums, contributed to this work. This album is one of the more famous albums of the Beatles, who are one of the most popular bands ever. Almost every piece of this album, even the cover, is art works in themselves....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Concert Report

- CONCERT REPORT #1 I chose to do my first concert report on Pearl Jam. The concert took place at Deer Creek the weekend after class started, so it was perfect timing to do this assignment. This was the first time I have seen Pearl, and I thought it was worthy of writing a report on. If one has ever been a fan of Pearl Jam, they of course know that Eddie Vedder is the lead singer, and right beside him with his wicked lead guitar playing, Stone Gossard. The other guys on the strings are, Mike McCready on guitar, and Jeff Ament on bass....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Influence of Beck

- The Influence of Beck One of the most eccentric and talented performed of my time is definitely Beck. I have followed Beck since my young teen years and have found that his music has followed me in every aspect of my life. This soundtrack of my being has become so influential that I look forward to every album as a step in the next direction of my days. Bek David Campbell was born July 8, 1970, in Los Angeles, and came from an exceptionally sturdy music background. His father David Campbell, was a conductor and string arranger giving Beck his strong musical background....   [tags: Bek David Campbell Musicians Essays]

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Hip Hop And Rap

- The most widely accepted definition of rap music is spoken words with a rhythm of bass, drums, and keyboard sounds. The words are spoken over the music and the accents and emphasis on words is important. Hip Hop is defined as the accompanying background music but is often used as a synonym to rap music. In this paper I will show how rap got its start and evolved into the culture we know today as hip hop. Influences on rap music started as early as the 1940’s when Rhythm & Blues and Jazz included many of the elements that make up rap music....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Advanced Production Critical Evaluation

- Advanced Production Critical Evaluation For my AS production I followed a set brief. I was required to work in a group to produce a 3 minute trailer for a new horror/thriller movie. In my A2 advanced production my brief was to work within a group in order to produce a promotional package to introduce a new band into the mainstream music industry. The package could take any form, using a variety of medias. We started the project by doing individual research into the music industry....   [tags: Papers]

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Biography of Michael Jackson

- Biography of Michael Jackson *Works Cited Not Included Artists have a special communion with the creative forces of the universe. Regardless of the medium of expression used, artists utilize creative energies to produce works of art, beauty and power for humanity to witness. This is evident in paintings, sculptures, films and other forms, but it is universally expressed and appreciated through music and dance. When an artist focuses on both of these forms, the rhythm flows from his heart to the rest of his body until he becomes the rhythm itself....   [tags: Papers]

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Controversial Movements In Music

- "The ultimate achievement for any culture is the creation of an art form" (Marsalis, Pg 3). Wynton Marsalis is a strong supporter of traditional jazz whose impression is that music should stay traditional. On the other hand, Herbie Hancock believes the opposite. For music to grow or become anything, the artist must experiment and try new things. Herbie Hancock's theories allow for the movement of jazz music from the traditional to a more progressive new form. He believes what makes history is what music reflects on....   [tags: Music]

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Against Illegal Music Downloading

- Flash back to October, 1997. The punk rockers who call themselves Green Day prepare to release the much anticipated follow-up album to Dookie, Nimrod. Every kid between the ages of 10 and 20 is ready to pounce on the album when it hits stores. Every one of my friends begs their parents to take them to the store on that cold Tuesday morning. The older kids ditch class to get in line at the local Best Buy. The album sells 80,000 copies in the first week and over 2 million before the new Millennium ....   [tags: MP3 File Sharing P2P]

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1000 Hurts

- 1000 Hurts In September of 2000, Shellac released their third and most anticipated album, 1000 Hurts. Many fans were shaken when they released their second album, Terraform, because of its vast departure from their earlier work. People who doubted Shellac have regained their ability to write disturbing music in spades and their new album is truly a work of art. Shellac are a three piece band from Chicago. Two of the three members in the band, Steve Albini and Bob Weston, made names for themselves not only in bands but also as producers....   [tags: Papers]

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A Musical Journey

- A Musical Journey: Today's and Yesterday's Music When observing the CD covers and photos of Tupac Shakur, Marvin Gaye and the group called the Sugarhill Gang, you will perceive that they all have something in common. Shakur's facial expression always comes across as being a serious person that appears to have a lot on his mind. When one stares profoundly into his eyes, some may see the deep thought process that seems to be going on. He often appears to have a significant look and, that he has a lot to pronounce....   [tags: Music Artist Compare Contrast]

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The Original Pink Floyd

- Everybody knows who Pink Floyd is. That doesn’t need any type of introduction, if someone has ever heard music; they know who Floyd is and what they are famous for. Tracks like “Another Brick in the Wall, pt. 3,” “Comfortably Numb,” and “Money,” just to name a few. It’s no secret that their two biggest albums, “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall” are two of the highest selling records ever. But what many people don’t know is that there was a different Pink Floyd before this famous one, and, I would argue, a better one....   [tags: Music]

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The Words He Said

- The words that rapper Lupe Fiasco says gives his audience a sense of awareness and stimulates their minds in a way where few other rappers have the capability or aspiration to create such a feeling. To explain, one only has to search under the most popular hip-hop songs and see that the majority of those songs talk about the clubs or life in a gang. Although his popularity may not rank other mainstream artists, Lupe Fiasco has sought to tell people about modern social, economic and political problems....   [tags: Music]

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Biography of Michael Jackson

- “The best education you can get is to watch the masters at work.” Michael Jackson was the biggest pop star ever. He had become a superstar since he was little. He had many great songs throughout his career. He had become an instant star. Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana. He was born into an African American working class family. His mom and dad were Katherine and Joseph Jackson. Joseph put aside his music to provide for the family. He knew his sons had talents so he molded them into a singing group in the early 1960’s....   [tags: music, Jackson 5, moonwalk, Thriller]

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Joe Hisaishi (Mamoru Fujisawa)

- Biography Joe Hisaishi was born on December 6, 1950 in Nagano, Japan under the name Mamoru Fujisawa. His musical training started early on, when he began to take violin lessons at age five. It was around this time that he first discovered his passion for music. Fujisawa truly began to explore this passion in the 70’s, during which, a cultural menagerie of Japanese popular music, new-age, and early electronic music flourished. Inevitably, those genres influenced Fujisawa's early compositions. (Wikipedia) Fujisawa was highly influenced by the new-wave of Japanese electronica such as the Yellow Magic Orchestra and Ryuichi Sakamoto group....   [tags: biography, music, Japan, culture, Asian music]

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The Legacy of NWA

- During the 80s a controversial group of rappers came together and changed the game of Hip Hop for generations to come. Niggas with Attitude, otherwise known as N.W.A, was comprised of the rappers; Ice Cube, MC Ren, Easy E, Yella, and Dr. Dre. Theses rappers spoke the truth about life in the streets; the hustling, the trapping, the sexual encounters, the gang life, and the most important, the racism. They shined a light on these issues in a violent, sexually explicit, yet intelligent and revolutionary way....   [tags: Rappers, Hip Hop, Dr. Dre, Eighties]

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Adele Laurie Blue Adkins

- Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is a young 21st century music composer. She is a United Kingdom, as well as, American, soul, R&B, and pop sensation. She has won numerous Grammy nominations and awards in her early career, being only twenty-five years old. Adele will have many more awards to come to her in her future career. Adele has had at least five number one hits since she was signed at just nineteen years old. As she emerged into her teen years she had many inspirations. Adele was born on May 5, 1988 in London, United Kingdom....   [tags: biography, composer]

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Alter Bridge Concert Report

- On Monday, April 21, 2014, along with my friend JJJJ and my Mom, we went to see Alter Bridge perform in concert at Rams Head Live down in the Marketplace in Baltimore, Maryland. The doors opened at 7 o’clock and the concert started at 8 p.m. with the band Monster Truck as the opening act. We went and ate dinner before going to the concert, but when we entered the venue, Rams Head was packed. The show was sold out and there were people ranging from ages fifteen to mid-fifties. There were both men and women in attendance, but I noticed there were more men than women....   [tags: crowd, show, music, lyrics]

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Dr. Luke 's Work

- Dr. Luke was producing Kelly Clarkson songs in 2005, when he received a song demo from a friend at BMI and became interested in the singer on the tracks, Kesha Rose Sebert, later to become just Kesha. The demos by the 18-year-old impressed Luke, and he signed her to his own label, Kemosabe Records, with the intention of producing and releasing her music when he was able to find time in his schedule. For management, Kesha signed a contract on January 27, 2006, with DAS management, which is reproduced in Appendix D of this book....   [tags: Music industry, Record label, Kelly Clarkson]

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The Music Recording Industry

- The biggest accomplishment for any artist is recognition, appreciation and success of there work. Therefore, you can imagine the hope and courage Chance the Rapper is giving all independent artist. Chance the Rapper was able to successfully release his album via apple music and later, many other streaming platforms without the support of any record label. The Album entitled “Coloring Book” is currently number 8 on Billboard’s critically acclaimed Top200 list based on stream listens alone. Chance is currently on tour where most of the shows are sold out....   [tags: Record label, Music industry, Recording contract]

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Living Off the Wall - The Life of Michael Jackson

- This month should have been a good one for Michael Jackson. With the release of a new compilation album celebrating his number one singles and his first single in nearly 2 years being released in the US, the pop icon should have been basking in nostalgic glory and being the recipient of praise from both fans and the media for his contributions to pop culture. This should have been a formality had he not been arrested on Thursday the 20th November. On Wednesday the 19th of November a warrant was issued for Jackson's arrest and he faced multiple charges of child molestation....   [tags: Biography]

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Depeche Mode's Songs of Faith and Devotion

- Depeche Mode's Songs of Faith and Devotion Originally released in 1993, Depeche Mode's Songs of Faith and Devotion was unveiled to a stunned U.S. and U.K. audience. The band had undergone a transformation of truly Gothic proportions. Gone were the short crew cuts, the sole use of synthesizers, and the Gap image. In its place were long and flowing Jesus-like hair, distorted guitars and full drum sections, and a look that some described as the "heroine junky" mode. Much to the surprise of die-hard fans, the album was a commercial success, spawning a full length live album, 5 top twenty Billboard hits, and a relentless 18 month tour which ended abruptly when keyboardist Alan Wil...   [tags: Papers]

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Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy

- Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin is arguably one of the best rock n’ roll bands of all time. They were collectively some of the best musicians ever to play rock n’ roll music, and were also great lyricists. Robert Plant (the lead vocalist) was quoted as saying that for some of the songs that he wrote, he felt that someone pushed the pen for him. Whether some mysterious force was moving his hand or not, one things for sure, Led Zeppelin wrote some timeless masterpieces of music. They were formed from the ashes of British blues-rockers the Yardbirds....   [tags: Led Zeppelin Rock N' Roll Bands Essays]

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The Life of Stevie Ray Vaughn

- The Life of Stevie Ray Vaughn Stevie Ray Vaughan a legend, a master of his art, but most of all salutary to the blues revival in his day in age. At a time where blues was fading out, in the late eighties, like a candle dying out he was the one match that kept it lit, and almost brought blues to salvation. Great blues riffs and sick licks going strong, and he would keep them going all night long. Mostly self taught he was a true musician whose time ran short. Stevie Ray Vaughan was born in Dallas, Texas on October 3, 1954 to Jim and Martha Vaughan....   [tags: Papers]

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Jimi Hendrix

- On November 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington a later-to-be-known legend was born as James Marshall. This future guitar master went by the name of Jimi, Jimi Hendrix. His childhood was not very fortunate, however, he did indulge himself in one particular way: Jimi loved to play the guitar. Jimi could never afford to take lessons so he taught himself. At first he played an old acoustic guitar, and later a cheap Silvertone electric. Both of these guitars were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the defining Hendrix traits....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Why AFI is the best band

- "A Fire Inside, to me, means these three other guys who drink all the soymilk backstage before I get a damn drop of it." Jade Puget, the guitarist for AFI, jokes. AFI is the greatest band. Of course, the music is also great. Those factors are topped, though, by the hardcore dedication of their fans. AFI is composed of Davey Havok . vocals, Jade Puget . guitar, Adam Carson . drums, and Hunter Burgan playing bass. Davey and Jade are both very funny and often make stupid statements and inside jokes that only a true fan would understand....   [tags: Music Performing Artists Persuasive Essays]

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Family Albums: A Practical Analysis

- Since their inception in the 1860s, family albums have played an important role as the promoters of familial ideology and treasures of familial memory. ‘Most family photograph albums in containing a great variety of items, both identified and unidentified, from different periods and of varying quality,’ held together by their collective identity with the family (Schoeman, 1996: 8). The function of familial photography is to ‘fix perception and memory, represent a method of preserving memories, document important moments and confirm social relationships and fact of belonging’ (Tobiassen, 1990)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Heavy Metal in the 1980s

- Heavy metal in the 1980’s is hard to describe. Its static style did not change much from the 1970’s, but the lyrics, image, and theatrics took a step forward. Heavy metal had a huge impact in the 1980’s and there were many successful bands. Van Halen took heavy metal to new heights. After more than two decades of playing sold-out concert halls, selling millions of albums and enduring various lineup changes and solo projects, Van Halen is recognized as one of the most resilient and successful rock bands to emerge from the 1970s and continue into the 1980’s....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Music of The Doors

- The Music of The Doors The Doors’ first album, The Doors, takes the listener on a journey through the doors of perception and invites the listener to experience through music, what Jim Morrison was fascinated with throughout his brief but dramatic career.. Having never analyzed the music of the Doors before, I am extremely glad that I did. There is a wealth of information that lies through Jim Morrison’s poetry that most people seem to miss. The music contained in this album is nothing short of fantastic, and combined with the genius of Jim Morrison’s poetry, allows the listener to take a voyage through the Doors of Perception, and into another reality....   [tags: Papers]

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The Controversy Over Music Censorship

- The Controversy Over Music Censorship Censorship in music is a very controversial subject in today’s society. What is considered a form of artistic expression to some is also considered vulgar and inappropriate to others. But who ultimately gets to decide what is considered vulgar and what is not. Who decides who hears what in the music industry. The RIAA is responsible for applying the Parental Advisory stamp on every album that is released in the United States. The FCC is responsible for making sure that no vulgarities or controversial comments are aired on radio or television....   [tags: Media]

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Women in Music Entertainment

- Women in Music Entertainment There are so many talented female artists in music today that it's hard not to think of some right off the top of my head. Not only do they have great voices, but they're successful and confident, not to mention pretty darn rich. Some of these artists knew that they were going to become a star while they were still in diapers. The two females that I will be highlighting are two of the younger musical talents that are out in the industry at this time. They both worked hard to get to where they are today by starting off with many of the same dreams and aspirations many of us women share....   [tags: Alicia Keys Gwen Stefani Essays]

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Biography of Michael Jackson

- Biography of Michael Jackson On the 28th August 1958, a sweet African American boy was born. Unknown to anyone at the time, he would become one of the most renowned, extraordinary and puzzling faces in showbiz. Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary Indiana, where he grew up with his mum, dad and eight brothers and sisters. When he was just five years old, he and his brothers formed the amazing Jackson 5, after being signed by Motown Records following countless performances in local talent shows and clubs....   [tags: Papers]

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Nirvana - Nevermind

- History of Rock and Roll There possibly isn't an album in history that is as genre defining as Nirvana's Nevermind. Released in 1991, it single handedly was responsible for the birth of what became to be known as grunge and has gone on to sell over 10 million copies in the United States alone (Stuessy, Joe). It reached number 1 in 1991 and was the first album to bring Seattle grunge to the mainstream audience (Stuessy, Joe). Nevermind is a mix of slow, dark songs and fast paced grunge rock songs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Mp3 Controversy

- MP3 technology, short for MPEG-1 Layer 3, first appeared on the Internet in the late 1990’s, and as time passed users could retrieve the musical works of artists or groups by accessing a website or file-sharing utility. This not only gave exposure to these musicians, but it also gave smaller, less known artists chances at exposure. Mp3.com began some years later, a website initiated for the soul purpose of allowing local musicians with recorded albums or demos to publish their works to the mainstream Internet, and gained much popularity as MP3 became more eminent....   [tags: Music Copyright]

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The Band Creed

- Human Clay Human Clay is the second album from Florida based rock band Creed. The album includes the least amount of the band's mainstream hits compared to that of their debut and final albums but portrays possibly the most intresting album cover of the late ninties. The band's biggest hit from the album, "Higher," can symbolize as part of the solution to become free and break the mold of clay. The thoughts of freedom from some aspects of life as well as how people are like clay and as they grow they become a figure that is more human and alive than that of a simply molded waste....   [tags: Music Bands]

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Tupac Shakur

- Tupac Shakur, otherwise known as 2Pac, was well known for his accomplishments in the rap industry, as well as his career in acting. When most people look back at the life of Tupac they will remember September 7th 1996, the night Shakur was shot four times on the streets of Las Vegas. Six days later on September 13th 1996, he was pronounced dead at the University Of Nevada Medical Center (THUG, 2011). Although most individuals believed that the tension between the East Coast and the West Coast would lighten with the death of Tupac, it did just the opposite....   [tags: Music, Rap Industry]

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File Sharing

- Author?s Note: This was originally an informative speech and was some portions were edited for time purposes, so some modifications may be required.If you?re using this as a speech, it will be around eight minutes long. Word Count: 1,054 Introduction Most people have an idea of what file sharing is, but they?re not exactly sure why it?s such a big deal. Some of them may even be aware of the fact that file sharing is punishable by law and carries a fine of up to and including $20,000. Since the introduction of Napster in 1999, copyrighted music has been illegally duplicated more than eight trillion times....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Lenny Kravitz

- Lenny Kravitz For my paper I chose rock musician Lenny Kravitz. I will discuss in detail his rise to critical acclaim as well as show the individual influences towards his works. He is definitely one of my favorite musicians who's work I fondly enjoy. The only a child of a white TV news producer Sy Kravitz and the late African American actress Roxie Roker (known for her role as Hellen Willis on the TV sitcom The Jeffersons, Kravitz was born May 26, 1964, in Brooklyn New York. It was only upon reaching elementary school did he come to realize that his mother and father were of different races, but in any case the matter was never much of an issue for him....   [tags: Papers]

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Usher’s OMG Tour

- On November 13, 2010, R&B’s present and future performed in Las Vegas, NV at the Mandalay Bay for Usher’s OMG Tour. New vocalist Miguel, with the success of his “All I Want is You” single, warmed up the audience. But Trey Songz, aggressive sex pop hits from his new album: Passion, Pain, & Pleasure, made the crowd start to sizzle. The talent demonstrated in the opening acts got the audience hyped up for the main attraction…Usher. This concert gave the audience the ability to take it back to 1997 with songs “You Make me Wanna” and “Nice and Slow.” Songs like “Lil Freak” and “DJ got us Falling in Love” keeps the audience in the present and of course, dancing....   [tags: expository essay]

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The Hallyu Wave

- Americans believe that after ‘N Sync, boy bands were dead and then brought back by One Direction. Although One Direction is a British group, American has accepted them as the return of boy bands. That can be proven wrong by looking over at South Korea. While ‘N Sync lasted seven years a Korean boy band, Shinhwa, has been together for sixteen years and is still ongoing, meaning that One Direction was not the return of boy bands, but have just been added to the list. Kpop has been alive for very long and has found its way into peoples’ hearts....   [tags: south korea, korean music, ]

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Is it right for celebrities to make a lot of money?

- Over-Paid, Yet Under Rated Growing up in America, many people are unaware of what is really occurring around them. People are so into their televisions, and their jobs that they fail to recognize the amount of work that is put into making this country as wonderful as it is. However, many people complain about the wages they receive hourly at work, or the salary they earn every month. Some complain that it is too low, and others complain about the taxes that are deducted, and how they do not have money to spend for occasions like Christmas, or even vacations....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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History of Ledd Zeppelin and ITs Musical Impact

- History of Ledd Zeppelin and ITs Musical Impact Tell someone to name a band from the 1960s and '70s and you could probably listen to a dozen answers before hearing the same one twice. The overwhelming amount of talent squeezed into these two decades has produced some of the most popular, most powerful, and in some cases, the most bizarre music ever. Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Queen, Aerosmith, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Eagles.......   [tags: Led Zeppelin Musician Music Essays]

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MP3s and the Death of Music

- The MP3 is the greatest menace to music today. There’s no doubt about it. It came on the scene in the early 2000s and since then, it has completely changed how the world consumes music. An MP3 provides an easy way to have music as a digital file, an easily produced medium in which music can be shared from peer to peer or over the Internet. Music devices like iPods and Zunes have been created and modified to not only store these MP3s, but to have them available in massive quantities. A volume of music that once filled a bookshelf with vinyl LP’s can now be stored on a smart phone....   [tags: Death Music Industry 2014]

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Jay Sean - The New Sensation

- Jay Sean - The New Sensation The appearance of the R&B singer Jay Sean has proved to be prosperous. Being the UK’s first ever Asian R&B superstar, he has already been victorious with the smooth anthem ‘Dance with you’. What makes Jay Sean so exciting is that yet being a UK born and bred artist his music is uniquely appealing, fusing ‘desi’ rhythms with a realistic R&B feeling producing a methodical genuine sound....   [tags: Papers]

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Opening the Doors of Perception

- Opening the Doors of Perception In August of 1965, Jim Morrison met his friend Ray on the beach in Los Angeles and sang him a few lines of a song he had just written. Ray played keyboard for a band at the time and had known Jim since they both went to UCLA, but he didnt know that Jim could write songs or sing. In a few weeks, Jim had taken the lead vocal position in Ray's band, Rick and the Ravens, and the group had produced a demo recording with Aura Records. In the next sixteen months, Jim, Ray, John Densmore (a drummer), and Robby Krieger (a guitarist) formed The Doors and by 1971, The Doors had written, produced, and released some of the most popular, memorable, rebellious and intellig...   [tags: Music Musical Band Musicians Papers]

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The Magic of The Coral

- The Magic of The Coral The Coral fly under the radar of popular mainstream music in America: less marketed than Australian rock band and Strokes-sound-a-likes Jet, The Coral are probably slightly less-known than The Shins, perhaps on the same level as British Sea Power. But The Coral needn’t worry. Those who know them like them, and want to spread the word (despite the good feeling of discovering a band that is a gem of a secret). I first discovered The Coral about a year ago—I saw they had been on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and their CD was $10....   [tags: Music Band Musical Essays]

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A Look At Savage Garden

- Savage Garden is an Australian duo formed in 1994 by Daniel Jones and Darren Hayes. Daniel Jones, born on July 22, 1973 in Essex England moved to Brisbane, Australia as a young child, he plays keyboard, guitar, programming and sings back up. Darren came from a long line of musicians, so his love for music started when he was very young. When he was little, his brother had a drum set and when he went out, Daniel would sneak into his room and play then, he took piano lessons when he was seven....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- In reading bell hooks’ opinion about sexism and misogyny I had to admit to myself that I had no idea what she meant by sexism and misogyny. So, to accurately know what she was referring to, I looked them up on the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. For the word sexism, I found there were two meanings that support hooks’ ideas: 1: prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially: discrimination against women and 2: behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on sex....   [tags: Snoop Dogg sexism misogyny Hip-Hop]

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- Kerrang Magazine Blink182 Article Analysis * Blink182 - when they were younger * This Blink182 interview was published in alternative music magazine 'Kerrang' - issue 979 in November and was written by Tom Bryant. It's purposes are mainly to discuss their past, their success and above all their new album . They tell us how it was almost never made as two years ago they were ready to split. This article is informative and at times quite humorous, 'There are many ways you'd imagine how a conversation with Tom DeLonge might start....   [tags: Papers]

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Bon Jovi

- Bon Jovi is a popular pop/rock band. The band members are Jon Bon Jovi, Richard Sambora, David Bryan, and Tico Torres. The rock group, Bon Jovi, was formed in 1983.Over the years the rock group has won many awards. In 1987 they were awarded the American Music Award for the Best Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group. Then in 1990 they won the Golden Globe Award for Best Song for their song, Blaze of Glory, from Young Guns II soundtrack. Many thought that Bon Jovi had passed its peak when the rock world was changed by the rise of alternative music, but the band overcame that musical climate problem and even became more popular....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Carlos Santana

- Carlos Santana Carlos Augusto Alves Santana aka Carlos Santana was born July 20 1947 in Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico with a father of musical arts. When at the age of five he took up the violin which then developed his interested in music. Years later after his family moved to Tijuana it was then he began to play with the guitar, the instrument that would lead to his greatness. He was fascinated and surpassed his guitar heroes; they were John Lee Hooker, T. Bone Walker, and B.B. King. In 1961 Santana moved from Mexico to San Francisco, United States....   [tags: Biography]

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- Radiohead's OK Computer In the mid-1990s, rock and roll experienced another of its many transitions. During the early ‘90s, the “grunge” scene, emanating from Seattle and its surrounding area, enthralled the youth of the time with the music of such acts as Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and Nirvana. This surge in high-distortion, high angst rock snapped the genre out of the doldrums of glam-metal, which, for a long time, dominated the “rock music” racks of record stores across America. By 1997, grunge was dead, its end spurred by the death of Kurt Cobaine, the impending breakup of Soundgarden, and the increasing vapidity of Pearl Jam....   [tags: Music Musical Essays]

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- The Jimi Hendrix Experience released its first album in early 1967. Popular music had been leaning towards psychedelics for a couple years already and Are You Experienced. came out at about the same time as the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Are You Experienced. far exceeded the Beatles' triumph in complexity, capturing the essence of the late 1960's culture. Naturally the newer band did not share the immediate success of the Beatles. But its staying power has been testified to by several generations....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- The beginnings of rap are believed to based on African rhythms which were used as a form of communication by the native peoples. The lyrical component of rap music is thought to have been greatly influenced by Cab Calloway with his repetitive chants and scats, along with his call-and-response technique with the audience. Rap evolved and gained in popularity in the 1960's when a few revolutionary "DJ's," including Kool DJ Herc, DJ Lovebug Starski, and DJ Hollywood, began to work block parties in the Bronx....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- The Aerosmith Story Aerosmith was one of the most popular hard rock bands of the '70s, setting the style and sound of hard rock and heavy metal for the next two decades with their raunchy, bluesy swagger. The Boston-based quintet found the middle ground between the menace of the Rolling Stones and the campy, sleazy flamboyance of the New York Dolls, developing a lean, dirty riff-oriented boogie that was loose and swinging and as hard as a diamond. In the meantime, they developed a prototype for power-ballads with "Dream On," a piano ballad that was orchestrated with strings and distorted guitars....   [tags: Papers]

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Jack London: A Biography

- Jack London: A Biography        John Griffith London, better known to us as Jack London, was born to Flora Wellman January 12, 1876, in San Francisco. (Ranch Album)  His father was presumably W.H. Chaney, who left Flora after finding out she was pregnant. (Stasz, 9)  Flora met and eventually married John London on September 7, 1876 bringing John's two other children, Ida and Eliza, into the family. (Ranch Album) Flora enlisted the help of a wet nurse and, with the help her and Eliza, Jack London was raised.  For the next ten years, John and his family relocated several times within California, moving from farm to farm trying to become financially successful....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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- Aaliyah - Original Writing "I don't think about my success. I'm happy that the work I've done in the past has been very successful. All I can do is leave it in God's hands and hope my fans feel where I'm coming from. I took the time to give my all." - Aaliyah Haughton. As I sit listening to the infectious, sensuous harmonies of Aaliyah's smooth R & B, I wonder why it had to happen. Why did someone so young with such amazing talent, strength and the potential to carry on rising higher and higher, have to be taken from us....   [tags: Papers]

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Stuggles Of Neil Young

- Singer/Songwriter Neil Young was born November 12, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario Canada, to Scott and "Rassy" Young. Neil Young moved to Winnipeg with his mother when she and his father got a divorce (Erlewin N.Pag.). Upset with failed attempts to become successful Young left his former band The Mynah Birds and moved to Los Angeles. (N.Pag.). Young's movement to America was illegal and was an illegal immigrant all thought playing with Buffalo Springfield as well as some of his time with Crosby Stills Nash and Young (Crowe 193)....   [tags: Biography Neil Young Musician]

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- From humble, shy beginnings, the singer-songwriter Adam Young, now most famed for his project known as Owl City, has risen to become a well-renowned techno-pop artist. Young’s career as a musician and lyricist began in his home in Owatonna, Minnesota, where he worked on composing lyrics and sounds in his parents’ basement as a side hobby after a day of work at the Coca-Cola warehouse (Bonham). He initially posted his products of creativity and inspiration on Myspace in 2007, sharing the works that came to be part of his self-released Owl City EP known as Of June (Universal Music Publishing Group)....   [tags: Music Analysis ]

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The Contributions of Blacks to the Arts

- The Contributions of Blacks to the Arts The Contibutions of Black Americans to the Arts “… Without a continuous bond uniting men, without a continuous current of shared thought, … there could be no living worthy of being called human.” Richard Wright spoke these words in his autobiography Black Boy. He, as well as many other black Americans have displayed exmplemtory talent in the arts. As a matter of fact, blacks have contributed their talents to the arts, for many years, especially in the areas of painting, literature, and music....   [tags: essays papers]

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Freedom in the Groove featuring Joshua Redman

- Freedom in the Groove featuring Joshua Redman The album "freedom in the Groove" features Joshua Redman with a small ensemble of Bass, electric guitar, and drums. In different songs Redman plays the alto, soprano and tenor saxophone. The CD shows many different aspects of Jazz, spanning many different feels, tempos and intonation. I was really impressed with the diversity of the album. The typical song on features Redman soloing over the standard rhythm section of the bass, piano and drum set....   [tags: Papers]

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Marshall Mathers

- Marshall Mathers Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem, was born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri to a single mother. He spent the majority of his youth living in various states before eventually settling down in the harsh streets of Detroit at the age of 12. At age nine, Em was first introduced to rap by his Uncle Ronni who played the Breakin’ soundtrack for him and immediately Em loved it. He began obsessively studying and lip-synching LL Cool J‘s and Ice T’s skilled and complex rhyme schemes and styles....   [tags: Eminem Rappers Music Biographies Essays]

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Compare and Contrast 2Pac & Saint John the Baptist

- Compare and Contrast 2Pac & Saint John the Baptist Although they lived in very different times, Tupac Shakur and Saint John the Baptist had many commonalities. Both became extremely famous for expressing what they believed. The media's portrayal of Tupac Shakur as a tattooed thug has focused public attention on his accused crimes instead of his music. This rapper, raised in Marin City, California, by a Black Panther mother, is more complex than his enemies like to admit. Shakur (who performs as 2Pac) was a talented lyricist with a gift for storytelling and getting his point across to our youth....   [tags: Tupac Shakur]

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Jackson Browne: Musician and Advocate of Social Justice

- Jackson Browne has been a vocal and eloquent advocate of social justice for over three decades. He has spoken out against US foreign policy, particularly as it applies to Central America, and his music has affected change through the increased social awareness of his large fan base, fans who are also voters. Clyde Jackson Browne was born on October 9, 1948 in Heidelberg, Germany to Jack Browne and Beatrice Amanda Dahl. Jackson's father was also a musician, a talent he inherited from his own father....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Critical Song Analysis of Blowin' In the Wind

- Critical Song Analysis of Blowin' In the Wind In Our expressive arts class we are studying the topic the 60’s. We were asked to analyse the song “blowin’ in the wind”. The song “blowin’ in the wind”, was a very popular song in the 60’s and was written by a man called Bob Dylan. Born May 24th, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, Bob Dylan was destined to be a star. His original name, however, was not Bob Dylan. His first name was Robert Allen Zimmerman, but changed it later, when he began to record....   [tags: Papers]

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Hip Hop and the Black Urban Experience

- Hip Hop and the Black Urban Experience From its conception, hip hop has been branded as music for uneducated street hoods. But, the debut album of the obscure group, Midnight Voices, shatters this stereotype with its thought-provoking commentary on the Black experience in urban America. Featuring saxophone, keyboards, guitar, bass, and percussion, along with the scratches and cuts typically found in rap, Midnight Voices delivers its urgent message of racial injustice with its equally impressive music....   [tags: Music Essays]

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- Eminem’s Life Story: The Way He Is For many years people have been associating young adult’s violent behavior to rap music. Artists such as Eminem, Jay Z, 2 Pac, and many others are being blamed for the acts that teenagers commit, but why do these artists have such an influential impact on us. In our research of Eminem, our group is studying three main controversies; his upbringing, his attacks against family members and other artists, and his political views, in hopes to understand why his words influence millions of children and young adults....   [tags: Music Rappers Biographies Essays]

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Miles Davis and the Evolution of Jazz

-      Who was Miles Davis and why was he such an important element in the music of Jazz. Miles Davis, as we would know him, was born Miles Dewey Davis in Alton, Illinois on the 25th of May 1926 to a middle-class black family.. A couple of years later, Miles went on to St. Louis where he grew up. Since he was a youngster, Miles' hobby was to collect records and play them over without getting tired of them. Since his family knew Miles was so interested in the music of his time, primarily Jazz, for his thirteenth birthday Miles received his first trumpet, although he had been playing since the age of nine....   [tags: The Jazz Revolution]

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- The Dave Matthews Band has been a musical power house for years. They have meshed together almost every type of music together to create their extremely unique sounds and attractiveness towards their music. Dave Matthews, lead singer and guitarist from South Africa has put together a band that no one will ever be able to create again. Dave picked four extremely talented and unique sounding men to join his band and together they have created some amazing music. The members of the band include Stefan Lessard on bass, Boyd Tinsley on violin, Leroi Moore on saxophone and one of the best drummers in the world, Carter Beauford....   [tags: Book Reviews]

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The Growing Problem of Music Piracy

- The Growing Problem of Music Piracy   At the turn of the millenium, the music industry has been faced with an unforeseen phenomenon that has affected its very foundation - mass scale music piracy. The decline of CD sales in the past three years have been blamed on the availability of songs that can be downloaded from Internet sites and service providers like Napster, KaZaA and Morpheus free of charge. Today the issue of intellectual copyright infringement in music has been taken more seriously than ever before, as large record labels and companies like Sony and EMI struggle to maintain healthy album sales in the face of online music piracy....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Bob Dylan: The Freewheelin¹ Bob Dylan

- Bob Dylan: The Freewheelin¹ Bob Dylan When I was growing up, Bob Dylan was more of a name on paper to me than a person. I knew Peter, Paul & Mary's covers of his songs better than I knew his. My parents listen to a lot of folk music--Peter, Paul and Mary, Simon and Garfunkel, the Weavers, Pete Seeger, Woody and Arlo Guthrie--but somehow Bob Dylan never entered the mix. Even after it somehow filtered into my consciousness that he'd written these songs I'd known all my life, that he was a performer, he remained mysterious....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Review of the Deftone's White Pony

- Review of the Deftone's White Pony The Deftones are a Sacramento, California based heavy/alternative metal band. The band consists of Chino Moreno (vocals), Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Chi Cheng (bass) and Abe Cunningham (drums). The Deftones have built a reputation on their unique sound, which combines elements of punk, hardcore, hip hop, and heavy metal. Being the huge Deftones fan that I am, and after being subjected to the impressive media blitz preceding the release of their third album White Pony, I just had to purchase it the day of it's release....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of When You are Old, by William Butler Yeats

- Analysis of When You are Old, by William Butler Yeats      When You are Old, by William Butler Yeats, represents and elderly woman reminiscing of her younger days. A past lover whispers to her as she looks through a photo album. Basically, Yeats is showing that as the woman gets older, she is alone, but she does not have to be lonely. She will always have her memories for companionship.      'When you are old and grey and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire' (l.1-2) depicts the woman in her age, needing to nap more frequently....   [tags: Analysis Old Poem Poetry Yeats Essays Papers]

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