Archive for the 'Pop Music Studies' Category

Popular Music versus Western Art Music in the Halls of Academe

Monday, May 30th, 2011

What if a younger Britney Spears had enrolled in a traditional music conservatory or university School of Music? That is the premise of the movie Brave New Girl (2004), based on the book A Mother’s Gift, co-written and produced by Britney Spears and her mother. Of course, it’s a teen flick, and in some ways […]

Harsh Judgement

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Is there anybody who hasn’t seen and heard Friday sung by Rebecca Black? 130 million hits! Her very own Wikipedia entry. How could this happen? I suspect that when her music video first went viral, a number of people believed it was an actual commercial release. It fulfils many of the requirements of a pop […]

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