Music Analysis


Your analysis should combine information gained from the readings with your own thoughts and insights. Please quote (and then underline) one of the articles in your analysis (e.g.., As Steven Johnson notes in his article “Watching TV Makes You Smarter,” TV is “enhancing our cognitive abilities, not dumbing them down.”).
The video will be analysis:

And I will upload the three articles. Quote from those article.

Also , there are ten questions about three articles:
Secret Road owner Lynn Grossman says that a good way to get a song in a commercial is to:

A. stay upbeat.
B. be willing to write anything for anyone.
C. keep your prices low.
D. use lyrics that will be more useful in an ad, like computers or clothing.
Chuck D offers the insight that many in the world of hip hop believe that the only way to become a mega-star is to:
A. talk positively in songs as often as negatively.
B. be loyal to the black community.
C. keep it real.
D. represent themselves in a negative light.

Kristine Wright states that students construct their hip hop identity via mass mediated imagery, for example:

A. showing disrespect to law enforcement without understanding the effects of racial profiling.
B. shopping for clothing in thrift shops in order to reproduce fashion seen in music videos.
C. referring to women as b*tches and h*s, even if the student is a female.
D. using the n-word because rappers have normalized it, ignoring the context of the word.
Josh Sanburn writes that an emerging indie artist can get:

A. $10,000 for a song for a 30-second ad.
B. $10,000 for a song with a major label.
C. $1 million for a song for a 30-second ad.
The job of musicologists, such as Matthew Harris, is to:

purchase portions of radio hits to be used in commercials.
B. create songs specifically for commercials.
C. determine when an ad jingle’s resemblance to a song creates a legal risk.
D. coach new artists to write songs both as stand-alone hits and as ad jingles.
Kristine Wright asserts that the duality of hip hop is:

A. hip hop artists often start as poor, urban youth, but once they have become successful, they ignore that aspect of their lives.
B. Latino hip hop artists have produced a large amount of hip hop/ African Americans are given all the credit.
C. young African Americans use hip hop as a medium to express themselves to an ever-growing audience/ corporate America controls its image and voice.
D. women have a strong voice in hip hop/ women are often commodified and sexualized in hip hop.
In his description of hip hop, N. George includes (choose all that apply):

A. its most popular vehicle of expression has been music
B. dance, painting, fashion, video, crime, and commerce are also part of its playing fields
C. it is a set of cultural forms originally nurtured only by African Americans
D. it is a product of post-civil rights era America
Synchronization, writes Josh Sanburn, is:

selling out; no true artist would do such a thing.
B. a fancy term for pop music in ads.
C. the causing of sound to match up with an action.
D. the name of a song by the Police.
According to Kristine Wright, the introduction of the gansta’ genre, creating for mainstream audiences:

A. a window into a world they had never seen.
B. a vibrant new kind of music, introducing African Americans to a greater chance at financial stability.
C. the gansta’ image representing the “real” black urban experience.
D. a new way to connect with African Americans.
Author Ann Friedman writes of liking pop culture and writing about women:

if the lyrics of a song promote female values, then it follows that the song is worth listening to.
B. there is a huge swath of music enjoyable by actively disengaging with its lyrics
there are plenty of examples of pop culture that demonstrate both enlightened politics and pleasant aesthetics.
D. women should pay more attention to lyrics and stop listening to degrading songs.
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