When the song came out in 2015, I was in the midst of graduating and truly coming to terms with the person I am. Going through this period of self-realization, the lyrics “You can't rush your healing/Darkness has its teachings/Love is never leaving/You can't rush your healing” (II. 19-22) really went to show me that the hard times I was going through were placed in my way as learning experiences. Listening to the mellow tunes of this song had such powerful repercussion on my mood as well. Not only the content of the words, reassuring me that everything will pass, but the actual vibrations of sound forced me into a meditative/healing state of
pop bands. In this essay I would like to discuss how the standard of art has
“There 's something missing in the music industry today... and it 's music. Songs you hear don 't last, it 's just product fed to you by the industry.” – Jimmy Buffet. These words by Buffet highlight the drastic changes in music culture over the years. The mainstream music today is brief. Modern songs are composed to be hits at the moment and forgotten later, which results in ephemeral products that stay in the annals of music history. The popular genres’ quality steadily deteriorates. Originally, music was melodic, less strident, personal, and concocted by people who really loved and were passionate towards it. They resound and have musical offspring, unlike today’s superficial and meaningless music. Certainly, there are modern artists with good track records who enjoy talent and fame for their repercussion in society. However, it is clear how the worldliness that now typifies the pop culture, interferes with art. This is due to the audience’s acceptance of music containing lyrics that encourages all kinds of indecorous behavior. Although, Beyoncé is known for being the third most honored women in Grammy Award history and a global symbol of female empowerment, her song “Partition” should be avoided because it lacks emotion, encourages teen pregnancy, and has lyrics crowded with unintelligible pop-culture references.
There is a famous singer that resides across this street. His house is several stories tall, and there are a plethora of luxury cars parked in the driveway. The singer discussed his struggles in life, in albums; and besides that, if no one else mentions his past conflicts, people keep perceiving him as one of the most arrogant and self-centered performers. About him there are fans and paparazzi and you may see the occasional crazed,attached admirer, one of the few hounding persons. On the surface is a man fazed and persuaded by fortunes, on a journey from the slums to manor houses; and past and within the facade, conflict after conflict;and past and within those, the true disposition of the vocalist.
It seems you either love him or hate him - but there's no avoiding him. Adam Sandler has risen to the top, and he has his loyal fans to thank for it. While most actors fight their way to the top while relying mainly on hype, for Sandler this was actually against him. No one thought he would succeed, but the fans made it happen, carrying him to the top of the box office.
The fact that replicating a seventeen-years-old song can still become a hit in 2017, demonstrates that there is a pre-designed pattern for popular music in which changing a few characteristics to make a new songs sound “unique” can still result in success. For this reason, Adorno argues that the music industry produces music in an “industrial” way--popular music is centralized in its pattern and modifies some characteristics to seem “individualistic.” Though Shape of You and No Scrubs contain different keys, tempo, and of course, lyrics, they both rely on a chord progression of i-ic-VI-VII in a common time (MusicNotes, 1 & FindSongTempo, 1). Shape of you takes advantage that the audience is accustomed to listening to the same pattern and it is modified to fit the current era and thus, result in a significant monetary income.
When asked to write about my favorite actor or actress, there are many people I could have chosen but I choose Taraji P Henson because she is the most real to me. I can't help but smile when I think of Taraji P Henson a beautiful, diverse actress who is humble and sincere in her craft. When I was nine years old, I first saw Taraji in her second film debut, “Hustle & Flow” in which she portrayed a character named Shug. Shug was a pregnant prostitute who became the love interest of the male lead. Although Taraji is modest about her singing talent, she gives a riveting performance in this movie particularly on the song “It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp.” I was unsure that it was her really singing until I found out she provided the actual vocals for the Three 6 Mafia track and the song won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2006. Also, Taraji
Secondly I would like to write something of a quick summary so that the movie can be better understood. The movie begins as many do as of late with a man, or to be more specific a bachelor. Of course
The movie is shot as a documentary about a British band in the 1980’s while they are on tour in the United States. Eventually through a series of mishaps, the popularity of the band starts to wane. We learn that the band has troubles keeping drummers, the permanent members are not exactly the brightest, and reminiscent to Yoko Ono, one of the main character’s girlfriend starts to interject herself into the band’s business.
Successful strategies are based on several common elements, such as: 1)Simple, consistent long-term goals 2)Profound understanding of the competitive environment, 3)Objective appraisal of resources, and 4)Effective implementation (Grant, 2010). As our case study shows, Madonna has had a firm grasp on these elements. Her long-term goal to be the greatest female performer is very simplistic and long term. Her understanding of the competitive environment is exceptional, throughout the years she understood exactly the direction that music was taking. In the 1980's she understood that dance clubs and DJ's were the future and if she wanted to break into the industry she needed to start there. In the late 1980's and into the 1990's she utilized sex and seduction to keep in public's eye. By the late 2000's she understood that music was going away from the recorded format and the money to made was in live performances. Madonna has understood throughout the years that as the industry was constantly changing that she would need to as well to stay relevant. She has been successful at promoting her strengths, while shadowing her weaknesses. Madonna has developed her image throughout the years to
Holiday’s career is cited to include significant complexity in regards to the standard social and cultural perspectives. The complexity of her life provides vital lessons on talent proliferation. Through Holiday, it is deducible that success in music depends on a variety of personal characteristics including self-determination, attitude, and one’s commitment to the career. Holiday made it in music owing to the love for music despite the limitations of her background ( Greene 18) . However, the misery of career affirms that social engagements posit potential impacts that can easily destruct the continuity of a singer’s determination in music ( Greene 19) . For instance, poor choice of social engagements facilitated the emergence of crucial miseries such as drug addiction and sexual abuse that fuelled her death. The unusual characteristics of her options are therefore cited as feasible lessons to the musicians in the present
The first talk featured Miki Kaneda and focused on the manner in which the idea of prestige is entrusted in the current time period. The argument was that though prestige can still be gained through traditional institutions, such as conservatories and companies, new music and its practices broadens accessibility to prestige. The multi-media, multi-genre, and collaborative elements present in the performance practices of those involved in the New Music scene, such as WetInk of New York, demonstrates how successful this new model of prestige can be in reaching new audiences and of maintaining financial sustainability in a market environment.
Blood, gore, and a lot of language; you will find this is most Quentin Tarantino movies. Although, this is what makes him such a writer and director. Quentin Tarantino is not only a fantastic screenplay writer, but he also pushes the limit of intense plots of drama, and mostly violence. As a great director, who changes the world of filmmaking, Quentin Tarantino is one of the most unique directors/writers, today.
Cusic begins his paper with the effect of co-writing asserting that the artist loses much more money when they could have earned more if they had created a song themselves. He then goes on to explain how fans and critics feel the need for a song to be legitimate and that if a singer doesn’t create his or her own song they are seen as an invalid artist. However, Cusic asserts that fans and critics do not care for the artist’s reason for creating the song, and that the audience’s connection to the song is the reason why it is even purchased or seen as real music. Cusic affirms that singers who create cover songs are not any less legitimate compared to artists who create original music and that singers have their own way of describing what a song means to them.
Music as we know plays an integral role in our lives, a ubiquitous companion (Schäfer, Sedlmeier, Städtler, & Huron, 2013) that provides an avenue for creation and diversion; one that allows for people to freely express themselves without scrutiny. However, this utopical paradigm is not always abided to as songs that garner greater attention will tend to attract a myriad of censure - the latter of which has surged in magnitude due to the rise in prominence of music streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora which has made music more accessible than ever (Boothby, 2013). This is the case for Royals, a five-times Platinum song (ARIA, 2013) released in 2013 by sixteen-year-old New Zealand songstress Ella Yellich-O'Connor; better known as Lorde.