Essays Tagged: "Popular music"

The Beatles

the most universally accepted music recordings of the 20th century. The Beatles, who revolutionized popular music around the world, were at the forefront of a movement in rock music known as the Briti ... ll bands had in the United States during the 1960's. From 1960 to 1970, the Beatles achieved unique popularity with 30 songs reaching the Billboard magazine top-ten popular music charts. The Beatles w ...

(2 pages) 80 1 4.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Crime Scene

America is up in arms over the rising levels of violence and horrific images that have seeped into popular entertainment. Movies, television, and music have always been controversial, but even they c ... elop on what is "done in good taste." Gangsta rap is one of the current problems of society. Popular music for teens has always been controversial, or at least in conflict with middle class att ...

(2 pages) 80 0 3.8 Dec/1995

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Music is lacking in integrity and originality (i.e. too much sampling and covering): an example essay

d, sampled, plagiarized, and redone music. Is there any originality in music anymore? In general, popular music and culture has become an imitation of an imitation. Almost everything found in music ...

(3 pages) 118 0 4.9 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

Morality - The Pre-existing Doctrine

ustunacceptable. Morality is not something of a fad. It should not go through trends likeclothes or popular music, morality is the foundation in which our society is embedded in,a foundation from whic ... nition of right."2Our civilization today is deeply rooted in Christianity. The belief in God is verypopular within our society. As much as we may try to escape Christianity, it still remainswith us, " ...

(5 pages) 155 0 3.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Vulgar rap lyrics, thier causes, effects, etc.

do as I do, go ahead get mad and do it-Eminem (Bad Influence, End of Days Soundtrack (1999))Today's popular rap music contains what many consider to be some of the most explicit and often offensive su ... many consider to be some of the most explicit and often offensive subject matter ever contained in popular music. There is widespread controversy over the censorship of such materials, the reason for ...

(2 pages) 212 4 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

About pop music and how it has changed.

look like. But the kind of messages that pop artists today are sending out are far removed from the popular music of the 1960's. Music today is extremely disparate than that of the sixties when pop cu ... music and lyrics of the velvet underground while a sense of irrelevance is prevalent in much of the popular music today.The velvet underground was extremely controversial in a time when the pop world ...

(5 pages) 93 0 3.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Elvis Presley : The Cultural Icon

ld only by his first name, Elvis is one of the most important figures in American twentieth century popular music. He almost single-handedly popularized rock and roll music by blending white country m ... it was one of Elvis's most important point in life because it gave him the opportunity to discover popular Southern music in the form of blues, country, bluegrass and gospel. After graduating from hi ...

(6 pages) 126 1 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Recording deals in the music industry

day. Major labels need to work with creative talents to maintain their viability in a ever-changing popular music environment.The following short summaries of the most common kinds of indie/major deal ...

(3 pages) 65 0 4.2 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Baz Lurhman describes 'Moulin Rouge' as "Audience Participation Cinema". Analyse the techniques he uses in the opening of the film, to remind us that "we are watching a movie"

ical as the characters frequently burst into song, telling their story through music and celebrates popular music which shapes our emotions and memories whilst enraptured, watching the film.When creat ... musical genre, and by doing so, the film could be conveyed to a wider, more modern audience, mixing popular songs from recent decades, which conveyed emotions in the way that words are incapable.As we ...

(18 pages) 119 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

History of country music

try music's growth at its birth, but the stereotype did notprevent it from becoming one of the most popular music forms of the 20thcentury. In fact, country music is one of the best-selling genres aft ... andnot a major burden to carry around. At first it was the sole leadinstrument, but later it became popular to add more accompanyinginstruments. The banjo, brought to the American South by slaves, bec ...

(3 pages) 58 1 4.1 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Different Types of popular music.

or which cultures had music first. There are stories of its origins that go back to ancient times. "Popular music is music produced for and sold to a broad audience."(1) The types of popular music we ... bum with that style called Pinetop's Boogie Woogie. Next is improvisational jazz, which is the most popular type of jazz. Improve means made up on the spot, which is actually, what this type of jazz i ...

(8 pages) 152 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Rap music and violence

he music is why people, especially the youth resort to violent crimes. Rap is defined as a style of popular music consisting of improvised rhymes performed to a rhythmic accompaniment. It didn't reall ...

(5 pages) 200 1 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Contemprary Culture

pt illustration of this point involves that when young boys and girls are in favor of movie star or popular music star, these famous star will get very high status, as the result millions of young peo ...

(2 pages) 30 0 2.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Originality and Credibility in Today's Music

Originality. Some say that popular musicians have lost it. If you were to turn the radio on today, it is doubtful that a new, e ... mon saying is "imitation is the greatest form of flattery" and in music that must ring true. In all popular music today, rap, rock and even country, they are taking and reusing music, beats, ideas, an ... g music, beats, ideas, and themes that have already been played out. The problem with the radio and popular music today, is that all it plays is top 40. Top 40 pop, top 40 rock, top 40 country. Every ...

(2 pages) 59 3 2.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Postmodern VS. Popular Music

Popular music has become the dominant music form in the 20th Century. Popular music is rock 'n' roll ... nogue, Michael Jackson, and Eminem. It's also bands: Eagles, Papa Roach, and Backstreet Boys. It is popular music. Popular music, we will assume is all music. We will be defining popular music as anyt ... that is recorded. Postmodern music takes more investigation to reveal what it is?The definition of Popular music is 'anything that is recorded,' allows us to work without constraints of musical genre ...

(4 pages) 51 0 3.5 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Popular Music: Art, Formula or Product?

Popular music is popular again, and it's everywhere. Whether its the idols, the stars, the rivals or ... be pop music will never be 'pigeon holed' as such, but I hope to identify the arguments surrounding popular music and determine its place within popular culture and within modern society.The FormulaTh ... laThe subject of pop music seems to have been lightly touched on by many writers when talking about popular culture, but none have theorised on the topic as much as Theodor Adorno. Adorno's approach, ...

(10 pages) 153 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Technological, political economical influence on the music of the 20th century

economy on art. After finishing Yale University he has realized that his ideas about music are not popular and won't provide support for his family. Therefore he has entered a business field and left ... composition and his music wasn't influenced by demands of patron or public most of his music became popular only fifty years later. He was awarded Pulitzer Prize for his Third Symphony 40 years after ...

(3 pages) 56 0 3.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

The Beatles

They were the greatest and most important act of the rock era, and introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band of the 20th century. They were among the few artists of any a ... the few artists of any authority that were at the same time the best at what they did, and the most popular at what they did. Steadily creative and experimental, the Beatles grabbed a hold of the inte ...

(4 pages) 28 0 4.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Brief History of Jazz

before that. Influenced by classical music, marches, spirituals, work songs, ragtime, blues and the popular music of the period, jazz was already a distinctive form of music by the time it was first d ... eries of Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings inspired other musicians to stretch themselves while his popularization of scat singing and a relaxed vocal phrasing influenced Bing Crosby (who in turn infl ...

(8 pages) 177 0 4.8 Oct/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies


ROCKRock Music is essentially a group of related music styles that have conquered popular music in the West since about 1955. Rock music began in the United States, but it has influe ... music, the blues, country-and-western music, classical music, folk music, electronic music, and the popular music of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In adding to its use as a broad term, the idiom ro ...

(2 pages) 42 1 3.5 Feb/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies