K-Pop’s Ambitions

Ever since Psy went viral on YouTube and ‘Gangnam Style’ made it into the pop culture lexicon in America and the rest of the world,…

Futebol

Music has become a staple of the World Cup ever since ‘El Rock del Mundial’, a song by the unknown Chilean group Los Ramblers, was…

Rebel Music

Vladimir Putin, leader of one of the most powerful governments in the world, has found himself scared of a 24-year-old girl. Her name is Nadezhda…

Money, Music, and Molly

The business of electronic dance music is undoubtedly booming. Worth globally $4.5 billion1, large-scale electronic dance music festivals often exemplify the industry’s increasing success. Dayglow,…

The Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest is considered the most watched non-sporting event in the world, reportedly gathering an estimated audience of 125 million worldwide. Member nations…

Music Meets Football

The Super Bowl is a TV extravaganza that has a special place in American life.  Viewers tune in regardless of the fortunes of their football…

Zumba and Music

Zumba is the remarkable story of a business that has made music the handmaiden of health and wellness worldwide. It has created a growing ecosystem…

The Epic Saga of Finnish Metal

Finland, the small and remote country in the Northeastern corner of Europe, is highly regarded by the global metalhead community. Its capital Helsinki contends for…

The Muse of the Grammys

In a creative industry, what pattern of artistic influences increases the likelihood that an artist will produce innovative products? This research examines all major artists…

occupy protest and music

The Occupy Movement and Music

Music is inseparable from its time in history and watershed events often leave their own legacy.  Revolutionary fervor produced “The Liberty Song”, “The Battle Hymn…

The Voice Altering Code

Auto-Tune is the reason why some pop stars sound amazing on a record but terrible in real life. It corrects pitch in a vocal performance…

Our Essay on Rebecca Black

Without dispute, Rebecca Black and the song “Friday” have taken the world by a storm. The video was made in January and uploaded to YouTube…

Japan’s Catastrophe

On March 11th, Japan suffered one of the most devastating earthquakes in world history, affecting many lives, the habitat, and the economy. The Japanese music…