Media Studies 330W–Philip Louie-Fall 2010

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Entries for October, 2010

Michael Coyle “Hijacked Hits and Antic Authenticity: Cover Songs, Race, and Postwar Marketing /America on Record: Millard 11-12 (Points of Interest Journal #4)

Brief Outlook: Coyle talks about the idea of covering hits and how hijacking hits didn’t meant anything illegal was being done in the music industry. Chapter 11 was about Rock and roll and how it impacted the music industry.  Chapter 12 was about the record and how people utilized it and spread throughout the world […]

Research Project Proposal Outline

NOTE: (Subject to change) Tentatively I’m keeping the research project and the presentation separately. For the research project, I would like to discuss the significance of the 8 Track, its effects on the music industry, and the anatomy of an 8 Track. I would also discuss some of the technologies that precede and succeed it. […]

Musical Analysis Assignment

This assignment is subject to revision.  Comments and suggestions are welcomed. Musical Analysis Assignment Song: Violet Hill by Coldplay Click here to listen to the song: Violet Hill (audio) I. Description of the song (includes instrumentation, melody, arrangement, vocals, and lyrics) This was the first song off their fourth studio album, Viva La Vida or Death […]

Filene and Kyriakoudes Articles (Points of Interest) Journal #3

“Our Singing Country”: John and Alan Lomax, Leadbelly, and the Construction of an American Past The author of this essay, Benjamin Filene writes an interesting perspective on the Lomax family who collected American folk songs.  They were a travelling bunch of people who were scouting for talented musicians.  They wanted to preserve and popularize folk […]


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