2009 MTV Video Music Awards

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  • Taylor Swift Rhetorical Analysis

    the infamous question- did Taylor Swift give Kanye West permission to use the two lines referencing her in his song “Famous”? The answer to the question is an inconclusive “sort of,” however the repercussions of these snapchat videos provide an interesting peek into the social culture of the United States and how social media is used as a new rhetorical device. The feud between Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift would be nothing without the context of the feud between Taylor Swift and Kanye West. The “feud” between Kanye West and Taylor Swift began in 2009 at the MTV Video Music Awards. During the VMA’s, Swift won Best Female Video for her song “You Belong with Me.” When Swift went up on stage to accept her award, she was interrupted by West who grabbed a mic and said, “Yo, Taylor, I 'm really happy for you and I 'mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.” Swift’s response to West’s impromptu mini speech was a look of shock and embarrassment, an immediate appeal to pathos. The backlash from this incident painted West as a…

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  • Analysis Of Lady Gaga

    unique sound, Lady Gaga is known for making pop music “weird.” Five albums and eight years later, Lady Gaga continues to rock the entertainment industry not only with her excellence in music but most recently in her debut acting career, therefore, ultimately rewriting her star text. The body of work, authorized and calculated image construction, publicity, and audience participation one sees in Lady Gaga can be defined as her star text (Jackson). A star text can include a celebrity 's albums,…

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  • Kanye West: A Theoretical Analysis

    Kanye West has mastered this approach. Before the 2009 VMAs incident, where Kanye ran on stage to tell Taylor Swift that Beyoncé deserved the award for Best Female Video, he had already achieved both phenomenal critical and commercial success. Kanye also had already practiced changing styles from album to album, most notably with his 2008 release of the introspective, melancholic, and auto-tune-heavy 808s & Heartbreak. This countercultural production style started legitimizing the perception of…

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  • Research Paper On Taylor Swift

    Seven time Grammy winner Taylor Swift has dominated the music industry the past few years. 2014 was even dubbed 'The year of Taylor Swift ' because of all she did. Swift came from being bullied in high school to now playing sold out arenas and stadiums. She has done things in music that have never been done before. Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She spent her early years in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania on her family 's Christmas tree farm. Her first…

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  • Britney Spears Research Paper

    American Pop Icons. Even though, both stars started from the same place, they both evolved at different times, and took different chances in their musical career. Brittney Jean Spears was born on December 2, 1981 in McComb, Mississippi. However, she was raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. In 1997, she signed with her first record label, Jive Records. As a result, in 1999 she came out with an album called Baby One More Time. In time, she became the best-selling teen artist of all time. For this…

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  • Tipping Point Analysis

    Preface). Moreover, he asserts that there are a number of factors that are at play in virtually every influential trend, ranging from the rise and decline of Airwalk shoes to an alarming escalation in suicide rates among adolescent males in Micronesia. Objective This essay examines the cultural legacy of the Korean music video Gangnam Style in context of Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Tipping Point”. The transnational success of Gangnam Style can be attributed to elements in the…

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  • Analysis Of Unforgettable By Conor Maynard

    Conor Maynard born 21 November 1992 is a singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. Maynard rose to success in 2012 when he was chosen for, and won, MTV's Brand New for 2012 award. Maynard’s pop song “Unforgettable” was written by Anth Melo and Conor Maynard in commemoration of Anth’s older sister Fresia who died in a car accident. “Unforgettable” was released 30th of May 2017. Just as there are different genres in books and movies there are also different genres in music videos. There are…

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  • Neko Case Video Analysis

    the three videos for this week’s discussion post, I have a better understanding of the difference between a normal press kit and an EPK. In dealing with the artist that I have been working with through out this class I feel that a more creative video like the Neko Case video would be more suiting to the artist. They too are indie and artsy, maybe without the animated colleges but this style of video would get their story across and still promote the new album. Her video is a short film about…

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  • Free Fallin Analysis

    cover has a focal point of the repercussions of the boy’s actions, and not the actions that led him to where he is. October 2, 2017, when news was spread that Tom Petty had passed away, Coldplay and Peter Buck came together to cover the song ‘Free Fallin’’ as a tribute to Tom Petty’s memory as well as to honor the victims of the mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas. Before performing, Coldplay asked the crowd for a moment of silence to remember the victims of the shooting and the life of…

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  • Analysis Of A Mentor Essay: Daniel Cloud Campos

    favorite music videos. I hope to do a majority of my work with music videos because music is a second passion of mine. Campos is very small time so finding info on him personally has proven a difficult task. However, I am determined to do my essay on him so I decided I will be focusing on 5 of his pieces that I love most. I will do a small breakdown of the shorts and explain what I learned from them and how I aspire to learn more about the techniques he uses. Let’s start with a recent short by…

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