They became the legends they are for a reason, they were able to take a concept that had been used for years especially in the music industry and gave it purpose. The new age of idols and pop stars who geer towards incorporating their androgynous fashion or characteristics into their stage presence look to Annie Lennox, Boy George and especially David Bowie. Androgyny in the 80s music scene helped artists and their stage presence to help express to the public their
The British Invasion marks a historical time in the world of music. Society was rapidly changing and means of what was “socially acceptable” played a huge part in music how we know it today. Starting in the 1060’s bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Animals were just the people to start a revolution of music in the United States. According to Kenneth Olwig, author of “The ‘British Invasion’: the ‘new’ cultural geography and beyond”, “It took a British group to teach American musicians about the vitality of American Rock and Roll as a contemporary, largely urban, phenomena” (Olwig 2010). This statement brings to attention the British attitude towards the situation.
They must learn to produce the music that best complies with the current style of music the consumers are most interested to hear. Thus, trend conformity in musicians is imperative for their success. To be successful, musicians now have to recognize certain aspects of their music and alter it to make it more appealing to their listeners. Throughout the past 40 years, we can see the general trend of music shift from Rock N Roll to Disco to Hip Hop to Alternative then back to Hip Hop then to vocalist oriented pop. If a musician today released a disco track, it would be very doubtful that it would be featured on any radio station.
When you hear Rock and Roll, you hear the catchy words, the upbeat music, and energy that comes from that form of music. That is what made it popular, and that popularity allowed that form of music to gradually change a nation. Rock and Roll was able to change society by slowly changing how people acted towards blacks. Society affected rock and roll as well because without the challenges segregation made, rock and roll would have not been developed. Society impacted rock and roll in many ways because we had segregation during those years.
Steven Maxwell, a professor from Kansas State University stated "Some bands that were less talented but had great visual appeal became more popular," (Maxwell, 2011). The Music Industry was changing due to MTV and its influence. Chenjerai Kumanyika states That “A key component of MTV’s brand identity is a reputation for both irreverent authenticity and cutting-edge entertainment” (Kumanyika, 2011). Soon MTV biggest star was not Madonna or Michael Jackson but it was MTV, regardless of who or what was trending at the time it was the culture or at least where the culture would gather. A key formula to MTV’s success staying the voice of the youth is to constantly reinvent itself for a new generation.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Lin-Manuel Miranda revolutionized American culture, but specifically theater, music, and entertainment. Lin-Manuel was born January 16th, 1980 in Manhattan, New York. In the 1980’s, musicals and theater were very popular, but the idea of hip-hop music in them was not even thought about. However, Lin-Manuel Miranda changed that dramatically, and as a result, we have some very great works like Hamilton, and In The Heights that Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote. Some of the reasons Lin-Manuel Miranda revolutionized American Culture are because he was very brave, because he revolutionized the way Americans thought about American history with one of his most famous works Hamilton, and because he brought people closer together by combining
Commercialism Covers Reality in California When people talk about California, their first impressions might usually be the sunshine, the Hollywood celebrities and the huge entertainment industry of Disneyland and Universal Studio. Tracing back to the rise of these big businesses, it was the prosperity of US economy in the mid to late 20th century that led to the emergence of consumerism, which characterizes the consumer-oriented society that results in people consuming what they want instead of what they need. However, beneath the charming image that the mass media creates is a series of issues that many people might have long forgotten and neglected: the plight of socially vulnerable groups. Based on such context, by portraying contrasting
Its fast paced tempo, element of rebellion in its lyrics and music, and its popularity amongst young people created a music genre and a way of life that would change the music industry and society forever. Rock and roll lead singers themselves are also known to have a great deal of onstage personality. They are usually physically attractive,
In both modern American society and the dystopian society technology and entertainment impact a human’s experience and it represents the individual’s struggle within society. Although modern American society and the dystopian society are almost completely different at this point in time, modern American society is slowly showing signs such as similar forms of technology and changes in the government and its leaders, that it is potentially shaping into the dystopian society read about in
The Americans, on the other hand, influenced the Philippine music scene by introducing pop and rock, eventually leading to the creation of “Pinoy pop”, which included a wide variety of forms like dance tunes, ballads, rock n’ roll, disco, jazz, and rap. From this, it can be said that to Filipinos, music is more than just a means of entertainment; it is a way to communicate emotions, to tell stories, and to express feelings. This is especially the case in times of crisis, the most significant instance being during the Martial Law period in the 1970s. This dissertation aims to discuss the role of music during this period. In particular, how was music used as a vehicle to supplement change in this period?