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School House Rock: Animated Educational Music Videos for Kids

- The Benefits of School House Rock: Animated Educational Music Videos for Kids "As your body grows bigger, your mind must flower, it's great to learn, 'cause knowledge is power!" Any person in their twenties can tell you where this phrase comes from, and that is because every Saturday morning in between Saturday morning cartoons children would wait anxiously for a five minute break of School House Rock. Little did we know that while we were singing along to "Sufferin' Till Suffrage" we were learning a history lesson....   [tags: Educational Music Videos]

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Montage in Films and Music Videos

- In the 1920s, artist like Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov and Vsevolod Pudovkin started experimenting with the new technique in their abstractfilms which is known as montage. Montage which is a synonym for Editing is a technique where two or more shots are juxtaposed which create a new meaning thatis not existent looking at the shots individually (Manovich, 2001). Few of the early examples of films using this technique are The Battleship Potemkin(1925) by Eisenstein and Man with a Movie Camera(1929) by Vertov.Montages are widely used in many other TV production areas like Advertisement, Dramas, News Programs and Music Videos....   [tags: Film Review, Montage]

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Gender Representations in Music Videos:

- Music videos originally served the purpose of creating an outlet through which artists could generate publicity for their work, broaden their popular appeal, and reach wider audiences with interesting audio-visual content (Berry & Shelton, 1999). Over the years, the visual imagery in music videos has increasingly become as significant as the music it represents, as music videos have now become major outlets for propagating views and stereotypes that influence popular culture. One of the most noteworthy features of modern music videos is the portrayal of gender according to the worldviews, experiences, and expectations of the music artistes, or in line with gender stereotypes associated with...   [tags: maculinity, hip hop, social orientation]

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Portrayal of Women in Rap and Music Videos

- Misogyny and degradation of women is present in almost every genre of music, yet the one genre that completely revolves around demeaning women is rap. Over the years rap and rap music videos have continually become more sexual and degrading towards women. Rap has been criticized numerous times for this reason, and that is because rap is one of the most popular genres of music for the younger generations. It is more than a genre of music, it is a complete industry filled with clothing and other merchandise....   [tags: Feminism Rap Women]

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Sex and Music Videos in the 21st Century

- Sex and Music Videos in the 21st Century Females have been portrayed as sex objects in music videos since MTV began. Some of the earlier stars on MTV consisted of Prince, Kiss and Aerosmith, just to name a few. Even those videos contained images of women in bikini’s, so why are we so shocked and appalled when Kid Rock has 20 surgically enhanced women parading around him as if he is king. Is it really that shocking that Sisqo’s, “The Thong Song” was voted 2000’s summer anthem, by Jet Magazine. His most recent album contained thirteen tracks....   [tags: Music Essays]

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Power of Dance in Music Videos

- Power of Dance in Music Videos When VH1 got a panel of “music industry experts” together to decide on a list of the greatest music videos ever, it was Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” that was the video of choice. Close behind on the list were videos for songs such as Madonna’s “Vogue” and Jackson’s “Thriller.” It seems to me that there is a significant theme all of these videos share…DANCE. Berkeley had it right. If you want a song to catch on, put it with a moving body. And if the body happens to be the king or queen of pop, that doesn’t hurt....   [tags: Performance Arts Dancing Essays]

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Sociology: Sexual Objectification of Women in Music Videos Today

- The Research Problem This study works to examine the use of sexual objectification of women in music videos today. The primary purpose was to examine the differences between genres, specifically hip-hop and country. I tested the following; Women are more likely to be sexualized in hip-hop music videos than in country music videos. Literature Review Since the explosion of music videos in 1981, a large portion of their popularity has been due to the objectification of women and their sexuality....   [tags: Explicit Desired Content, Exploitation]

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Music Journal: Study of Latin American Music

- This semster, I spent a lot of time appreciating Latin America music, watching videos, and enjoying their beauty in the media center. Some albums such as Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “ACJ Songbook and Carlos Santana’s “Music of the Andes” impressed me deeply. In particular, since I have hectic workload this semester and always feel tired, I become quite relaxed as I listened to Jobim’s “ASJ Songbook”. I really admire its elegence and usually feel refreshed after I leave the media center. In addition, some Tex-Mex tracks gave me a perpective of regional culture of the border along Texas and Mexico....   [tags: music, videos, album, song]

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A Detailed Comparison of Two Music Videos

- A Detailed Comparison of Two Music Videos The video's I have chosen to analyse are from different eras. I am using Ashanti's 'Rain on me' video, which was made in 2003 and is in the category narrative. I am comparing this with Shanni Holiday's 'Locomotion', made in 1962 and is in the performance category, although it has a theme of trains in the video. The story of 'Rain on me', Ashanti plays herself; her boyfriend, who is jealous of her success, physically assaults her when they have arguments....   [tags: Papers]

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What to do about Music Videos?

- What to do about Music Videos. What did he say. Have you stopped recently and really listened and watched the music of today. Music has been used in various forms since early human history. According to the Encarta Encyclopedia, “Music is the organized movement of sounds through a continuum of time. Music plays a role in all societies and its exists in a large number of styles, each characteristic of a geographical region or a historical era.” Music has a been and is presently used in different cultures for different reasons....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Start of Music Videos Were Much Different from Today

- ... The Beatles shared a great part in helping influence the music video era. The starred in a promotional video directed by Richard Lester, call "A Hard Day's Night". Which was the main key in the success to the television show known as "The Monkees" (1966-1968) that was created to illustrated songs from the band "Monkees". The started making promotional clips to sell world wide ( mostly United States) so they did not have to make in-person appearances everywhere for them to be seen. All of this help spring up the desire for promotional clips....   [tags: production, evolution, digital]

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Music Videos By Artists Like Jason Derulo 's Wiggle, By Jennifer Lopez

- ... The gender pay gap affects all women of all ages, educations, and backgrounds. It was reported "in 2013 among full-time, year-round workers, women were paid 78 percent of what men were paid"(Aauw). The gender pay gap is significantly different when it comes to women minorities compared to the average white male worker. "Asian American women’s salaries show the smallest gender pay gap, at 90 percent of white men’s earnings. Hispanic women’s salaries show the largest gap, at 54 percent of white men’s earnings" (Aauw)....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence]

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Let's Stop Glorifying Drugs in Music Videos

- Let's Stop Glorifying Drugs in Music Videos The music industry and the glorification of drugs in music video's today have changed drastically on a higher level. Since the powerful influence of Hip-Hop and it's emergence into a worldwide culture, it has sweep through inner cites and suburban life styles impacting each and everyone of us. The Hip-Hop culture, not only as a form of free poetic expression (form of spoken word and poetry,) by young black African Americans but a true look into a way of life that many of us will never see or come in contact with....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Eccentric People In Front Of Video Cameras

- Is it Edward B. Marks, Joe Stern, MTV, VH1 or Ladislav Rychman. Who does society blame for the start of music videos and what they are in present day. These are just a few people and companies who helped introduce music videos into to the world. Since music videos have been aired on television not only the messages, but reason for which they were made has changed. Thanks to this change, the stereotypes remain the same about genres of music which affect society as a whole. During the late 1950’s, the introduction of the scopitone was the first device that allowed short videos to be produced....   [tags: music videos, mtv, youtube]

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Analysis of Little Talks, by Of Monsters and Men

- Introduction Of Monsters and Men is an up and coming Icelandic band that uses emotional lyrics and familiar subject matter in their songs. While they do not use a direct interpretation of the lyrics in their music videos, Of Monsters and Men uses the symbolism of a phoenix and a group of mythical monsters to bring forth the overall message of their song; the power of hope when a loved one is struggling with a mental disease. Drawing their inspiration from the Icelandic fairytales and stories they used to hear growing up, Of Monsters and Men captivates an audience of many generations....   [tags: music, videos, lyrics]

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Moviemaking is a Modern Day Art

- Moviemaking is a modern day art that can inspire individuals. Making movies and creating music videos are ways to express a persons feelings and it can expand their imagination and creativity. It expresses one’s feelings about a particular subject. The purpose of movie making is to entertain, to amuse, to excite, and to intrigue the viewers that are watching. Movie production ranges from awesome, million- dollar, widescreen Hollywood epics to a parent recording a child’s birthday with just a regular home video camera....   [tags: hollywood, creating music and videos]

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Kanye West Dark Fantasy

- Kanye West has produced works that many interpret as exhibiting the struggle of black identity in the post-modern era. In, Twisted Fantasy he could be interpreted as exploring what is known to the Self in juxtaposition to what is unknown, if the ideas he were presenting were to transcend the disconnected chaos of society. Kanye West is world renowned for his somewhat dark lyrics and the prolific imagery of his music videos. He has always gone for the shock value, in music and the real world. While West presents images that are startling, he is reflecting society with a noticeable lack of original thought while at the same time not addressing root causes for the desolation he portrays....   [tags: Lyrics, Music, Music Videos, Hip Hop]

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Traditional Gender Roles in Media

- The role of women in media is based upon traditional gender roles and are seen as being empowered only sexually and through the use of their bodies. Males are depicted as dominate and controlling only relinquishing power to women before and during sex, but not after. The music video for the song “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent shows the nature of these relationships in popular culture. The video begins with 50 Cent driving into the gates of a mansion in his sports car. When he enters the doors he is greeted by numerous women scandalously dressed....   [tags: sexually, 50 cent, music videos]

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Finding Comfort in Music Genres

- Why do people find comfort in certain music genres, and how does music affect our behavior. It is known by most that music can and likely does affect our behavior, many people wonder how and why it affects so many people in such diverse ways. Could it be because music makes us feel a certain way. Do different music genres make us think different thoughts. What kind of thoughts do they cause us to come up with. Can music cause us to act a certain way. Does music have any health benefits for humans....   [tags: behavior, lyrics, videos]

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We Watch Old Family Videos

- ... Ever Friday Daniel Wallenberg comes to Decatur from the Chicago Children’s Choir. He’s a fiftyish man with a thick European accent and the enthusiasm of a teenage boy on a Red Bull bender. "Danny" is a wonderful introduction to organized singing and a great way for kids to learn to open their mouths in public. He also leads the Roger’s Park chapter of the Chicago Children’s Choir, but as the Scirota family can tell you; it’s not for the faint of heart. Danny’s first task before inviting anyone to join the CCC is to explain the commitment, and he’s not kidding....   [tags: Musical instrument, Music, Organ, Vocal music]

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Music and Entertainment Industry: Digital TV and MP3s

- ... Cinemas are also been effected by ICT as a result in the advances in technology films are bow shown in better quality because of the improvement in ICT with cameras. And also film has improved from ICT because you can now download films of the internet and put them on to a DVD. DVDs came into existence as a result in developments in ICT, DVDs have created the chance for people to watch things whenever they want which the can buy from shops. ICT now also has the ability to send out digital Radio which allows certain radio stations to broadcast solely on computers and certain digital radio players....   [tags: ICT, videos, devices]

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Music in Generations

- All music has changed tremendously throughout the years. Each generation has several specific songs that defines that generation. Every song has different lyrics that describe the emotions that the artists are feeling. The songs connect to each individual in many different ways. Lyrics to a song is what makes music wonderful. Each song touches someone through ways like teaching a life lesson or touching your heart. Every generation has music that impacts the world by motivating people to do certain things or defines a person’s personality....   [tags: Music]

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The Parent Music Research Center

- Since the time of the broadcasting of Elvis Presley during the 1950’s, there has been a notion to censor material on media outlets that were deemed inappropriate because of the potential suggestive message it could present. With the efforts of the Federal Communications Commissions, media outlets have to follow a strict guideline in order to be in compliance with the FCC’s standards, or else they will be faced with a hefty fine. Although music artists are not federally regulated like their visual counterparts, a group of concerned individuals wanted to do everything that they could in order to keep the explicit content out of the reach of children and have a certain censorship in their works...   [tags: Music]

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Digital Music Piracy

- Digital music piracy has been a worry of the music industry since the creation of Napster in 1998. Piracy is the act of stealing something that does not belong to you which has been outlined in our society as something that is bad or against the law. There are many articles out there that highlight music piracy but four main important ones include: “The Music Industry on (the) Line. Surviving Music Piracy in a Digital Era” by Jelle Janssens, “Neutralizing Music Piracy: An Empirical Examination” by Jason R....   [tags: Music]

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Viral Videos

- Internet Celebrities For those who feel a deeper love of sharing, Internet celebrity beckons. Pop artist Andy Warhol famously said that “in the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.” Warhol spoke this most famous quote in 1968, well before YouTube and Google were anything but science fiction, yet the phrase now seems prophetic. Celebrity, once the exclusive province of people who had an abundance of talent, connections and luck, has become a more attainable goal – at least if Internet celebrity counts....   [tags: Technology, Fame, YouTube]

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Viral Videos

- Since the conception of the germ theory of disease, people have understood contagion. Getting close to someone with a cold means the viruses that cause it will likely have a new host who then spreads the illness to others. Viral videos get their name because they propagate in the same way, moving from viewer to viewer as each person who sees the video sends it along via e-mail and phone. The more exposure the video gets, the faster it spreads, potentially reaching billions of viewers. Viral videos can be humorous, frightening, amazing or bizarre, but they all carry the same fundamental message to each new host: "You've got to see this!" Viral videos are distinct from mass-marketed videos....   [tags: Technology, Communication, Physical Reaction]

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Different Styles of Latin Music

- Salsa, tango, and bachata have very different historic backgrounds, but come from the same culture. Latin music is popular for various genres in Latin America, mainly in Cuba, and is unique for the type of rhythmic structure it builds. The music is so alive that is pulls at the feet and hips of dancers, driving them to the dance floor. When dancing to the music their hips sway in time, and their feet mark the beat. If people did not grow up with this type of music, its complex rhythms can be intimidating....   [tags: Latin Music, Music, ]

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Women's Music

- For nearly thirty years, popular culture has been an ever transforming mosaic of human flesh, or more specifically female flesh. While it has been known for decades that ”sex sells”, this statement has taken on bizarre, and at times offensive aspects. It seems that the more modern we become, the more sexually explicit and objectifying media content becomes. This fact remains true across multitudes of media formats; today everything from vacuum cleaners to toothpaste is madly exciting by sex appeal....   [tags: Music]

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The Use and Overuse of Music

- Technological advances in society have helped shape classical music. Music has become more and more accessible over the years. Formerly only being heard in concert, Classical music can now be heard over the internet through downloads, videos, mp3s, streaming etc. This means that the audience for the music which was once small has expanded greatly. People stumble across videos on youtube and become aware of music they didn’t realise existed. Radio was developed during the end of the 19th century, creating the first demonstration of wireless communication....   [tags: Study of Music]

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Piracy of Digitized Music

- The music industry has developed in a series of technological advances, from the development of vinyl to the digitization of music and the creation of formats such as compact disc (CD), digital audiotape, and minidisk (Leyshon 2001). Although the digitized music facilitates consumers, it causes the appearance of piracy and the drop of sales. The subject of piracy has occurred for a certain period. Since 1920's, music piracy has appeared into the world with the production of cassette tapes, voice recorders, and CDs, which brought a new kind of event to court....   [tags: Music Piracy, Digitized Music, MP3, Music, ]

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The Transformation Of The Music Industry

- ... The phenomenon provided a vigorous challenge to several record labels in the music industry. The leading music company, Universal Music Group was no exception. The Web and the MP3 quickly became the common formats for consumer audio storage in 1995, which led to the advent of large-scale digital file sharing services such as Napster that offered ways for web users to share their music library online (Hoegh-Guldberg, 2013). This ultimately altered the conventions of music consumption and contributed to new listening culture based on peer-to-peer exchanges rather than corporate structures (Freedman, 2003, p....   [tags: Music industry, Record label]

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Illegal Downloading and Recorded Music

- Everyone in today’s society is using internet. Internet use ranges from numerous ages. Many people using Internet nationwide take blame in downloading contents off of peer-to-peer programs. Peer-to-peer programs make it possible for people to share files off their computers, no matter what the file is. The only thing people have to do is put the file of their preference into ‘My Shares’ which then give millions of others access to download with no charge, copyrighted or not. This Procedure is practicality used by numerous amounts of people since they basically can get anything they want for the amount of nothing at all....   [tags: Lawsuit, Music, Distribution]

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The 1980s Music Report

- In 1981 MTV "Music Television" was introduced on cable television and revolutionized rock marketing. Just as FM radio had superseded the hit-oriented AM format, music videos, produced as mini-movie advertisements for songs, became essential to a performer's popularity. Early in the decade, the British group the Police was one of the first to combine a progressive sound with polished videos. The expense of producing videos and MTV's virtual monopoly made it difficult for experimental music to compete with the dance-pop sung by American artists like Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston, and Madonna, and the British groups Duran Duran and Depeche Mode....   [tags: Music]

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Is Music Killing Humanity?

- The music industry is one of the most powerful and influential method that sends subliminal messages to influence people’s poor decisions; Today’s music has captured the attention of adolescents and the younger generation more than ever before by glamorizing all the negative aspects. Although, music can be soothing and relaxing, many teenagers are mostly impacted by the powerful lyrics that are sung by their idols. Consequently, many teenagers throughout America are following their role models and are developing serious destructive behaviors that cause bodily harm to themselves....   [tags: music industry, teenagers, sex, drugs]

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Hip Hop And Rap Music

- ... With its emergence in New York, The term ‘hip-hop’ “was popularized by emcee Love Bug Starski in the early 1970s, and would not be used to define the cultural paradigm until the mid-1970s” (Young, 2014, p.7). Originally inspired by blues, jazz, and rock n’ roll, hip-hop “encompassed the social, fashion, music, and dance subculture of American’s urban, black and Latino youth of the 1980s and 1990s” (Shuker, 2013, p.106). As hip-hop gained more exposure, it became synonymous with rap, the musical spoken word aspect of hip-hop culture....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Eminem]

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Popular Music Perpetuates Rape Culture

- I am terrified to have a daughter, because the men of the world will be out to get her. She will be born into a world where she will spend the rest of her life being seen as less. She will be objectified. She will be bullied for her appearance. As she grows up, she will have fewer opportunities for success. She will have to learn how to defend herself not only from the dangers that face the whole world, but perhaps even from her own date. Her father and I will spend her entire life fearing for her physical, emotional and mental safety....   [tags: Sex in Pop Music]

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The Ins and Outs of the Music Industry

- I propose that all unsigned rising artist should target the business side of the music industry to be successful in the entertainment business because it allows the artist to be taken seriously and make solid connections that can further his/her career. Learning the works of the music industry also enables a new artist to be further successful and profitable. Recent studies show that most new artists without professional representation and a business mindset have a slimmer chance in getting signed to major or independent labels (Lowry, 2011)....   [tags: Music]

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Music- The Beginning of the End

- At a young age music is brought into a child’s life, parents even use music to sooth a baby before it is even born. Music has a huge impact on pop culture. What is popular culture some may ask. Well you can break pop culture up into two words, popular and culture. In Merriam- Webster Popular is defined as commonly liked or approved (“Popular”). The word Culture is defined in the same dictionary as the act of developing the intellectual and moral faculties especially by education (“Culture”). With that said, is this pop culture hit a good influence on childrens’ lives....   [tags: Music ]

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Rap Music From Back Then As A Voice

- ... The lyrics are something that contain deep meaning that is made to point out a problem, it’s something that is not made just to sound good and catchy but to tell a story. Meanwhile, for others rap music is something that they don’t give a second chance. They are not willing to listen to the lyrics in context; they are biased and say that rap music is inadequate. They find rap music to be aggressive and unmelodic. I guess everyone has their own liking in the kind of music they listen too. It’s a good thing because if everyone was exactly the same with the same taste in music, then there would be one song in the world which would be very boring and dull....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping]

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Promotional Pop Videos

- Promotional Pop Videos A promotional music video can be of many different genres. Some factors are present in all videos whilst others are specific to the aim of the song. The earliest example of a music video is Queen with their single "Bohemian Rhapsody" which was shot and released in the 1970s. The video is very simple and effective and it helped the single become of the most famous songs in the world. Costumes are a very important part of a music video. The artist/s and director have to decide the outfit/costume that the performer(s) will be wearing in the video....   [tags: Papers]

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Tween Music: Marketing Through Music

- A pre-teen or “tween” is a child between the ages of eight and twelve (Bickford 418). During this developmental stage, tweens have the ability to choose what they may purchase, but are still easily manipulated by media, especially musical content (Mazzarella 284). Focusing on tween girls, one can observe how a tween will follow the various fads and musical artists in order to fit in (Chaet 2012). Viewing children as consumers one can see how celebrities, popular trends, and carefully targeted marketing may easily mold their minds....   [tags: Music Industry, Modern Music]

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Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Music Industry

- Since the music industry is quite diverse it is consequently impacted by a great number of ethical issues. The issues span across the production side to the consumptions side of music. They issues deal with things as inconsequential as lip syncing to the breaking of laws when stealing music. Although there are a lot of different areas that can be examined within the industry, the most important ethical issues fall under the category of compensation. The first major aspect of compensation is in regard to royalties....   [tags: Music Industry Analysis]

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Regional Restriction of Streaming Videos

- Regional restriction of streaming videos The Internet — a fascinating place jam packed with things to read, to watch and to download. According to the ISC Internet Domain Surveys, the number of registered website domains doubles every 2-3 years. There are over 625 million registered domains in their last survey conducted in January 2009. Greater than 1.7 billion people use the Internet and the majority of usage since the creation of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing protocol (from 2003-2006) has been to download audio and video files via these networks....   [tags: Media ]

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Effects of Hip-Hop and Country Music on Society

- From my point of view, when people today are asked what forms of music they enjoy, some might say all forms except hip-hop or all forms except country. When they are asked why, some may say because it’s either to boring or too provocative. I believe that both hip-hop and country music both bring some form of negativity on society, not only in America, but all around the world. Some of the most common negative effects that I believe they might bring on society are violence, such as abuse, suicide, and/or drugs and alcohol....   [tags: Music]

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Black Noise : Rap Music And Black Culture

- ... The first chapter deals with rap’s position in a marginalized society and rap as a cultural production. She argues, “Rap music is a black cultural expression that prioritizes black voices form the margins of urban America” (3). Rap music allows the marginalized black voices to speak and for others to hear. It is a form of storytelling. They can bring up social and cultural issues and shout-out their homes and areas that need attention, creating a space where rap music is a cultural forum where issues can be highlighted and discussed....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American, Hip hop]

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Women's Roles As Objects In Music

- Women's Roles as Objects in Music This past week's readings were very interesting to me, largely because I pride myself on being somewhat of a popular culture aficionado, and the role of women in music is an intriguing idea to think about and reflect upon. The article "Greatest Hits: Domestic Violence in Country Music" was an interesting reflection upon women's transition in American country music. When I read it though, it struck me how the reading perceived as though domestic violence is not an extremely important issue still in the United States....   [tags: Women Females Music ]

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The Negative Portrayal of Women in Hip Hop and Rap Music

- Doug E. Fresh, a popular beat-boxer in rap music today, has been quoted saying, “Hip-hop is supposed to uplift and create, to educate people on a larger level and to make a change.” Although this is the original intention of hip-hop music, public opinion currently holds the opposite view. Since the 1970’s musical artists have changed the face of hip-hop and rap and worldwide, people – mostly teens—have been striving to emulate certain artists and their lyrics, which has created negative stereotypes for hip-hop music and also for those who choose to listen to it....   [tags: music, hip-hop, public opinion, morality]

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The Devil in Popular Music through the Life and Works of Robert Johnson

- The devil has been seen through many forms in popular music throughout history from the voodoo drums of the African slaves to modern artists marketing ploys. The term popular music is particularly ambiguous, so to define, in this piece it shall refer to dominant pieces or performers within the last 100 years. Many composers and artists have been branded by religious organisations as being in league with the devil, from the banning of songs, performers and even chords and movements by the church to the present day right wing Christian ‘preachers’ of YouTube....   [tags: the Mississippi masters, history of music]

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The Impact of Music on Students

- The Impact of Music on Students In some way, music affects everyone. Whether it is, a young girl?s favorite song on the radio, a college student?s escape from reality or a form of entertainment to a married couple, music brings everyone together. Music definitely affects the lifestyles of people in many different ways. The diverse styles of music makes people look and act differently. Music has many different levels. To me, levels meaning; the more independent and progressive the music is, the more the fans take it to the extreme....   [tags: Research Essays Music Musical Essays]

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Identifying Potential Genres of Viral Videos

- Can a medium be a genre. If we casually substitute genre for more general synonyms like category, class, or group, then the answer is “yes,” as demonstrated by the information architecture of online super-retailers like Amazon.com. Amazon subdivides its massive inventory first by medium, like “Books” or “Movies,” before incrementally working toward a finer degree of granularity. Taking books as our example medium, we can navigate by sub-genres to find a title in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Adventure....   [tags: Information Technology]

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Music Television: Modern Phenomenon or Passing Fad?

- Music Television: Modern Phenomenon or Passing Fad.   Dr. Pitton’s Comments: This student was asked in this essay to write about the causes of a modern phenomena. In active prose, she did an excellent job both of detailing the popularity of music television in today's society and offering a variety of creative and innovative reasons for this effect.   MTV promotes a romanticized teen lifestyle, reflecting the images of famous artists that differ with the realities of the “Generation X” lifestyle....   [tags: Media Music]

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BigBang and Their Music

- “Big Bang or Bigbang (Korean: 빅뱅; stylized as BIGBANG) is a South Korean male group under the management of YG Entertainment. Formed in 2006, the group consists of G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri. Big Bang is known for their unique urban-originated music and fashion style.” Source: Wikipedia So, reasons why I love Bigbang or a particular member…There’s really no particular reason I must say. These five guys have a particular charm to them; Something that average idols don’t have. It’s not swag or an act....   [tags: South Korean male group, music genres]

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The Music Of Christian Music

- ... Contemporary Christian music is religiously based, thus must make reference to the bible. Bible quotation, when part of a lyric of a love song for God, conveys different messages to the listener and points to a source for that message. Any successful Christian song with direct bible quotation draws mixed audiences, especially words that listeners are familiar with, or works that provoke discussion of afterthoughts. Biblical references to messages that covey hope, strength, redemption, faith and perseverance are also important to give validity to a song....   [tags: Guitar, Electric guitar, Musical instrument, Bible]

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Video-Blogging Industry: Online Video

- Video-Blogging Industry Video-blogging is a relatively new form of internet communication that dates back to the year 2000 (and specifically, to the start of the longest-running video blog in history by Adam Kontras) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_blog). Nowadays online video is a very promising way of making people aware of one’s brand and company. According to YouTube statistics, each month more than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube and over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month there (i.e., almost an hour for every person on Earth)....   [tags: search engine, videos, tutorials]

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Comparison of Youtubers Connor Franta and Zoe Sugg

- YouTube is a network of videos that anyone in the world can view. Two popularly watched people who post videos to YouTube, or YouTubers as they are called, are Connor Franta and Zoe Sugg. Although their career paths are similar, they are very different. The videos they produce fit into opposite genres, they live across the world from each other, and are members of different varieties of channels. The objective of this paper is to compare and contrast these two YouTubers and their styles and lives....   [tags: videos, culture, styles, lives, filming]

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A Major Element Of Hip Hop Music

- ... The second most popular track on the mixtape, “The Art of War” is an extremely political song in itself. The song beings with a sample of a man telling a story about the “oppressive people” and the “oppressors.” The “oppressive people” being the black community and the “oppressors” being anyone who wishes to bring them down. The violence comes in as the man on the sample says “anything that goes down should be reciprocal”, meaning the black community is willing to fight back against the institution using violence....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Rakim]

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Who Influenced Me

- Many different people have an individual that they look up to or that influenzed them in a certain way. Depending on the type of person and thier goals in life, the individual that influences that person may vary. Also, the person that influences other is not always a good individual, this person can be a ruthless dictator, or an individual that deals with drugs on some cases. In personal, Jordan or otherwise known as CaptainSparklez for his youtube channel influenced me to do what I enjoy the most because he didt follow what was expected of him, instead he followed his instict and now he does what he enjoys the most without it beign unporductive....   [tags: youtube, videos, goals]

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The Role of Music in the Lives of Millenials

- From the day a child is born, she is already exposed to music. One is welcomed into the world by the gentle voice of her mother singing lullabies, and as the years go by, one continues to be exposed to the lyrics and melodies of different songs. Everywhere one goes one can hear music playing, whether it be in the mall, on TV, online, etc. Once one reaches her teenage years, it is as though her earphones never leave her ears. Music has become very popular among the younger generations, particularly the millenials....   [tags: Anti Bullying, Demographics]

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The Effects of Piracy on the Music Industry

- Music piracy is a developing problem that it affects the music industry in many different ways including being responsible for the unemployment of 750,000 workers, as well as a loss of $2,5 billion; therefore, I want to explore ‘To what extent has music piracy affected the music industry market in the United States over the last 10 years?’ To discover what is the real effect of music piracy I will first look at how the industry works and the amount of revenue lost due to piracy. It reseachres the effect of the loss of revenue in the United States economy....   [tags: revenue, downloads, economy]

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Representations of Immigration Through Music

- ... Art, and music videos in particular, have the ability to affect the view in different ways. It allows the view or listener to understand immigration in a different context. Many things we feel we do not understand. This is what affect does to us. It is a feeling that is not a feeling. Unlike emotion, we do not know what we are feeling. Affect can be synonymous with emotion but they are not the same. Many tie affect to emotion, instead affect is what we do not feel. It is indescribable until it has passed....   [tags: Mexican migration, narrative]

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The Change in the Music Industry

- The limitless access to music makes it easy to forget that people's careers rely on the profit behind every song. A profit that is continually shrinking, something that is forcing companies to re-think the way they get music to us, the fans. This will affect everyone who has the slightest interest in music. Some for the worse, but many for the better. MUSIC INDUSTRY STATE Earlier this year (DATE???) alt-rockers Cake topped the Billboard 200 chart with their first album in seven (???) years, Showroom of Compassion....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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Rap Music and Teen Violence

- Music can be a reflection of our life experiences. Each genre of music invokes different emotions and reactions in its listeners. Rap has become a very popular genre of music. As its popularity has increased, some people have questioned whether it can trigger violence in teens. While some rap songs do have violent lyrics, there is no direct evidence that rap music provokes violence in teenagers. Rap music has African roots just like jazz, the blues and rock ‘n’ roll. African slaves sang songs to tell stories about the pain and struggles experienced during slavery....   [tags: Psychology ]

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The Cultural Expression of Music

- Societies consist of several diverse elements, which are significant in the advancement of social notions. One of those key elements is media. In today’s society we approach countless varieties of media that are constantly influencing the way individuals live their lives. Consuming media on a daily basis has an immense effect on the way people view things within society. A source of media that tends to dominate our daily lives is music. Music is currently presented within every aspect of our lives and has become a commodity more than a cultural aspect....   [tags: sexuality, sexuality, stereotypes]

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Indonesian Culture, Music and Religion

- Throughout the year we have delved into the culture of various different countries and we have learned their ways and their religion. We went about this, however, in a completely different way than what is normally done when examining and studying other cultures; we learned an amazing amount of information about these cultures simply by looking at their music. This semester I have learned about fascinating cultures from different cultures such as Indonesia, India, and Africa, and I have learned how exactly these countries have expressed their cultures through their music....   [tags: delving into the culture of different countries]

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The Effects of Explicit Music

- The Effects of Explicit Music For years, popular music has involved pushing the boundaries of artistic expression and the negative effects of explicit music has outraged society. There is a fine line that divides vulgarity from artistic expression. Whatever the motive behind the explicitness of popular music, it has many negative consequences on our society and therefore should be stopped. One reason why the popular music should be less explicit is because this may trigger feelings of aggression....   [tags: Social Issues]

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Music Industry and Social Media

- When it comes to the music industry, an artist makes a song, the label sells the song and then the listener buys it. In the world today, the music industry is knowledgeable of digital downloads, music videos, file sharing, and now social media. Social media is the voice of an individual and captures joy, emotions or thoughts in pictures, tweets or status updates. It is a reachable space that is used to keep in touch and to reach out. Social media allows listeners to shares their favorite artists, post their favorite songs and really created a genuine connection with the artists....   [tags: instagram, facebook, digital downloads]

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Sharing Music over the Internet

- In a report prepared by Arbor Networks, a network-management firm employed by over 70 percent of the top ISPs globally, peer-to-peer sharing has reached more than 60 percent of the net traffic in the year 2012. Peer-to-peer sharing and piracy websites allow internet users to download music, videos and programs without having to pay for them. Technically, this is described by the law as stealing which makes peer-to-peer sharing and piracy websites illegal. Moreover, the government, through the enforcement of certain laws, imposes discipline to its citizens with regard to downloading and sharing music over the internet....   [tags: Digital Media Sharing]

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Experiencing Classical Music in the Flesh

- On April 12 of 2014, a well-known group of singers known as Poperazzi joined forces with the Pueblo Symphony. The event took place at Colorado State University Pueblo in Hoag Hall. The symphony officially began at 7:30 p.m. however audience members began to arrive at 7:00 p.m. The conductor of the Pueblo Symphony is Dr. Jacob Chi, and the singers consisted of two tenor voices and one soprano. The names of the singers are George DeMott, Cody Shawn Gay, and Janien Valentine. The two tenor voices are the males, George and Cody Shawn....   [tags: Poperazzi, musical masterpieces concerts]

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Facebook Adding Music Services

- Ethan Smith and Shayndi Raice authored Facebook Adding Music Service in a recently published WSJ.com article of September 1, 2011. The article describes Facebook’s new initiative to include shared media services on their website. These media services will include music, movies, and video games, and will allow Facebook users the opportunity to share their favorite selections with their Facebook friends, without leaving the site. The main characters in this article include Facebook, Inc., a social network website that provides registered users with an open forum to create profiles, send messages, upload photos and videos, and stay in touch with family, friends, and classmates....   [tags: Social Media, Social Networking, Online]

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Nat King Cole's "Unforgettable" and Natalie Cole's Duet with her Deceased Father

- Natalie Cole is best identified for her 1991 album, Unforgettable...with Love, in which she sings 22 songs from Nat King Cole's collection including “Unforgettable” as a duet with her deceased father. Cole uses her father’s original recording and she adds her vocals; the music is the unchanged, the words are identical, the lyrics are sung the same way. On the surface, everything about the cover is the same as the original. The cover still has the velvet voice of Nat King Cole, the soft piano playing in the background, and unchanged tempo....   [tags: music]

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Sexism in Dancehall Music

- Introduction In today’s society, dancehall music is one of the most popular forms of music, however, the themes and lyrics of many songs that fall in this genre tend to be vulgar, offensive, violent and sexist. Sexism in dancehall music is one of the main topics of this paper and is apparent through the negative portrayal of women found in both the lyrics and music videos of such songs. This is an important issue because since dancehall music is so popularized today these negative representation of women, are being popularized to a huge majority of people, potentially giving them the idea that it is acceptable to treat women in such demeaning ways....   [tags: lyrics, degrading, sexual]

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Music: Gangster Rap

- Today in America numerous teenagers are listening to Gangster rap, which is a form of music in not just limited to the African-American culture, it seems that it is the music of choice to many of our vulnerable youth’s today, it illustrates the lifestyle of being rich and famous. Youths are influenced by this music while hearing it in their cars, at work, while driving, or by turning on the TV. Many teens turn to MTV, VH1 or BET everyday to watch their favorite rap artist in their latest videos....   [tags: teens, hot boys, african-american culture]

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YouTube’s Effect on the Music Industry

- Digital media has had a vast effect on American society, and it continues to revolutionize the way things work. One of the main outlets for innovation in digital media is the website, YouTube. It has paved a way for the sharing of videos to a multitude of audiences. More specifically, it has profoundly affected the way the music industry works, by providing independent artists a way to release and share their music to a mass audience without the help of a major record label. Often called “The YouTube Effect,” it has become a phenomenon in the music industry....   [tags: digital media, innovation, internet, technology]

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Culture and Music

- As defined in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, culture is “the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group.” These customary beliefs could also be described as a set of morals or values commonly practiced by a group. Social forms are understood as being the institutions in which interaction and socialization between people take place, such as at school, church, or work. The material traits within a culture would include clothing, food, and art to name a few....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Censorship in Music

- Censorship in Music The first amendment to the Constitution contends that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of the press." In the past ten years especially, music has been under assault by law makers, prosecutors and critics of morality and taste. One attack on this freedom comes from parental advisory stickers. These stickers are used as a form of censorship against an artist and his or her lyrics....   [tags: Papers]

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Business Strategy for CanGo

- Competitive Analysis CanGo is an experienced company within the internet industry, books, videos and CD’s have proven well with consistent growth. In relation to CanGo’s fast growth, their motivation to expand and diversify into the online gaming industry would improve the company’s overall business opportunity. According to Park Associates (2010) their research has shown a steady growth of invested time playing online games through several media’s. This increase would support CanGo’s venture in the online gaming industry....   [tags: internet industry, books videos]

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The Role of Media in the Music Industry

- The Role of Media in the Music Industry When musicians produce albums, they want people to listen to the albums. There is not one specific way for a band or single musician to gain an audience and promote their music. Musicians use many different kinds of media to promote their music. They use visual media as well as strictly listening media. The radio, television, and the internet are all different types of media musicians use to promote their music. The radio is the oldest use of media for music....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]

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The Influence Of Music 's Image On Race Relations

- ... Presented is a critical analysis of music videos from pop artists Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Miley Cyrus . These videos offer a look at the appropriation of Black culture, especially as it relates to capitalism in the realm of musical entertainment. As suggested by sociologist Diana Rose as a means of audiovisual analysis, the primary method of examination will be the transcription and coding of the videos at an analytical level (Rose 250). This essay argues that the videos are a source of capitalism in which Black cultural elements are reduced to means of commercial gain by presenting them without context....   [tags: Black people, Race, African American, White people]

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The Downfall Of Music Today

- The Downfall of Today’s Music The nineties began with the grunge scene, an alternative style of rock and roll that revolutionized rock music today. This music that was once praised by MTV was gradually pushed out to make way for the sound of generic rap beats, watered down heavy metal and sugar coated pop tunes. The pattern of the nineties is nothing new. The seventies and eighties both saw fresh new music that preceded a pour attempt at a new innovative sound. In the seventies disco followed the likes of rock legends such as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and Pink Floyd....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Music : The Song, Survivor, By Destiny 's Child

- ... I, at long last, embraced and even flaunted my “blasian-girl-sex-appeal”, after I saw a couple of blasian video vixens on her music videos. I thought I was the “baddest girl" in town every time I blast “Diva” on my radio. That’s how much Beyonce and her music influenced me back then. Through her songs, I thought I represented my strength, my freedom, my independence—my womanhood. Until I purchased her new album and listened to her new songs and watched the songs ' video versions I suddenly felt ashamed being a fan, because sexual objectification is now represented in Beyonce’s music—suddenly dismissing the message of womanhood and female empowerment....   [tags: Woman, Girl, Female, Song]

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