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  • The Pros And Cons Of Music Piracy

    before computers and - while bills like the Digital Millennium Copyright Act are making copyright relative to today’s technology - most of the rulings turn out as extremes. Programs that obviously aid in piracy can escape a court case unscratched; or record labels can sue for ridiculous sums, as with the case involving the file-sharing program LimeWire by LimeWire LLC, where demands were up to an estimated $75 trillion dollars, more than 5 times this nation’s debt…

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  • Lose To Win By Fantasia Barrino: Song Analysis

    Is love worth losing your happiness over? The imagine of love was created for the comfort of a man. There was just Adam on earth and God himself said something is missing you can’t do this alone. Thus, woman was created half of a man was taken to create the whole of a woman. What exactly is the defining line of true love? Do I spill out my all for you to be filled with this feeling we call love? Do I forget about myself to make sure you are a hundred percent well? Is loving you worth losing my…

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  • Hole In The Soul Analysis

    “things were better in the past, because they were simpler” trope that she repudiates in others. Bayles creates a ‘straw man’ out of late twentieth century music and proceeds to beat the stuffing out of almost every artist and genre who dated to record for more than a few hours on more than four tracks. While she promises to offer solutions to music she readily admits she does not like nor thoroughly understands, she simply leaves her target scattered on the ground with a gleam of satisfaction…

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  • The Music Industry Analysis

    markets, specifically the music industry. The record industry “accounts for a small, but valuable percentage of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product and plays a large role in fulfilling the entertainment needs of individuals” (Bender 1). According to the U.S. Census Bureau statistics, the average American spends about $50.17 annually on music and listens to around three hours of it (Bender 1). Even though a few artists are still selling numerous amounts of records,…

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  • Semiotic Analysis: Dolly Parton And Nicki Minaj

    Music is not only calming to the mind and soul but it has been around for a long time. People are constantly listening to music and often turn to it as a source of inspiration. This literature review will look at how the music industry has changed over the years by giving a semiotic analysis on the comparison of 2 well known music artists’; Dolly Parton and Nicki Minaj’s in terms of their song lyrics, how they were considered style icons of that era, their physical appearances. In this research…

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  • Girl On Fire Analysis

    Girl on Fire “She’s just a girl, and she’s on fire...” The song keeps echoing again and again in my brain is “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys. I bet you are not new to this song as it peaked at number 11 on the Billboard 100 chart, and with the impressive performance by Angelica Hale these days, it goes viral again. I first listened to it was five years ago when I was still in Hong Kong. Perhaps I did not have much life experience at the moment and I was taking care well by my parents, the song…

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  • Don T Stop Listening: A Song Analysis

    It has been generally accepted that listening to music can improve mental health as it has the ability to divert us from stress by promoting positive state of mind (MacDonald & Wilson, 2014). In the society we currently live in, the self-awareness of most people is diminishing progressively since individuals are often overwhelmed with works and other activities, reducing the time spent for themselves. We often fail to realize that time for ourselves is essential since it would reboot our brain,…

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  • Thomas Edison's Invention Of The Phonograph And Gender

    The Phonograph and Gender Introduction The year was 1977. Thomas Edison created the phonograph, a device he thought would be used for business and preserving important figures’ last words. Instead, it became the first music playing device. The phonograph is the Walkman 's, the CD player’s, the boombox’s, and the mp3 player’s ancestor. It was the very first. Although it was a machine, something women of the time were not typically associated with, they influenced the phonograph much more than…

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  • The Drive For Power In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Since the beginning of time, all living creatures have strived to hold the most power in their environment. The tyrannosaurus rex dominated the prehistoric era with its size and strength and the lion controls the jungle with its strength, speed, and hunting ability. Humans control everything that surrounds them and always strive to conquer more. This drive for power and control lead to many great empires as well as the fall of those empires, Rome is a prominent example of how too much power…

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  • The Song Machine: Inside The Hit Factory Analysis

    and help them feel a connection to the artist even before they sing. American Idol increased the chances for an unknown artist to have a fan base before they even got signed to a record label. Seabrook tells the story American Idol’s first winner Kelly Clarkson. With the winning of the competition, Kelly gains a record deal and the chance to work with Dr. Luke. Kelly and Dr. Luke had a rocky relationship about what was going to sell. Dr. Luke felt as Kelly did not know what would sell but Kelly…

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