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Monday, December 6th, 2010

so what is indie rock?

      So what is indie rock? Through research for my final paper I have found myself muttering this question to myself day in and day out. Every time I think I have the answer, I read something else that makes me question my previous thought. First we have to distinguish are we talking about “indie […]

Monday, November 29th, 2010

influence of the music video

For as long as I have known, artists and musicians promote themselves and their music in many outlets. They turn to music videos to promote sales of a particular single. Concert tours are put together and tickets are sold, so the artist can perform the new album they just released. Also at concerts, merchandise such […]

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

“Imagine” edited

        After the Beatles broke up in 1970, each member released their own solo album. John Lennon, released his second solo album titled “Imagine” in 1971. This is a time when performers began to include their personal political views in their music. Lennon proves through this song that the world would be a much better […]

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Glam Rock and Punk

     The shifts in the music industry are related to various economic and social changes through the years. The punk music era has been related to the underprivileged, lower class. Yet I don’t believe that these are the only people who listened to the punk movement. Music has a way of relating to individuals and […]

Monday, November 8th, 2010

shift from public to private listening

     The invention of the cassette player and the walkman has undoubtedly changed the way people listen to and enjoy recorded sounds. The walkman has created a way for individuals to enjoy music. They no longer have to play music on the family record player, instead they can enjoy the music of their choice on […]

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Rock n’ Roll

Independent record labels were not afraid to record and produce new waves of music. The artist they recorded broke away from the norm combining sounds and rhythm from multiple genres of music. With this they invented a new wave of music called Rock n’ Roll. Rock n’ Roll was and still proves to be one […]

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Final paper proposal/outline

Indie vs. Mainstream Music; How the Internet has been a major influence to the success of the Independent Music Industry. I. Introduction a. Definition of Indie b. Definition of Mainstream II. Indie vs. Major Labels a. Contracts i. How money is divided ii. Process of being represented b. Creative differences i. Creating music from your […]

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Get your Amplifier Kits!!!

Do you have $50 – $100 dollars? How about a Soldering iron and a screwdriver? You do?! Well you are in LUCK… That is all you need to build your own amplifier! That is what I would picture an old advertisement in the late 1800s to sound like for the new amplifier kits produced by […]

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

“Imagine”

        After the Beatles broke up in 1970, each member released their own solo album. John Lennon, released his second solo album titled “Imagine” in 1971. This is a time when performers began to include their personal political views in their music. Lennon proves through this song that the world would be a much […]

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Recorded sound

The invention of the radio and the “talking pictures” have obviously proved themselves to be two of the best creations for the entertainment industry. Although like most inventions, they didn’t happen overnight. They took years of trial and error to perfect the new devices. All of the time and effort these inventors put into making […]

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