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  • The final frontier of the digital sound, at least at this point in time, comes in the form of a non-physical music format; instead it relies in the form of a virtual, digital form that plays via a computer. Capitalizing on a huge boom in the mid-90s (a 10X increase in the number of online […]

  • The more I read about Punk and Hip-hop the more similarities I see between them. They are both genres of music that focus and represent often times impoverished groups. Everybody needs the sense to have a voice, to have something to relate to that is beyond themselves. For a lot of youths growing up in […]

  • The 1970’s saw great changes in the music industry. Types of music were changing as were fashion and other trends. One of the most notable changes came with the introduction of digital sound. With digital, sounds would be encoded and turned into a set of binary code (1’s and 0’s) instead of the physical analogous […]

  • Ginger Lynn Allen’s character in Metallica’s “Turn The Page” video This video always sticks out in my memory as a prime example of a mother sacrificing herslf and doing whatever she can to ensure that her child is being taken of. In this a former real life porn actress is cast as a mother living […]

  • brian morrissey wrote a new post, Blog Post #4, on the site Brian's Blog 7 years ago

    Hard to believe how an invention that Thomas Edison developed 100 years prior still existed in the 1970s, having changed little over the decades and having seemingly an endless potential longevity attached to it. The invention of which I speak is that of the recording disc -“records” or “vinyls” as they’re commonly known. Having been […]

  • Nirvana was arguably the most famous grunge band, and was credited as being the face of the entire grunge/alternative music movement; specifically front man and chief songwriter Kurt Cobain. This image was forever cemented when the band released their 2nd album Nevermind in 1991. The album itself received an immense amount of attention via constant […]

  • The subject I want to research about for my paper is the effect that the “Big 4” (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, & Anthrax) had on the then developing genre of heavy metal and how they contributed to the Metal music to comes decades later. These 4 bands are highly credited as establishing and developing early metal […]

  • I feel that by having someone like Ledbelly sing song wit hsimilar subject matter as white people was a definate way to help blur the lines that kept blacks and whites seperate. Now a white person could hear music and identify with a black singer, giving himself a sense of commonality with Ledbelly, maybe even […]

  • I particularly liked a point you made about Lomax that he was a visionary in the sense of incorporationg “negro” music into much of his recordings in order to get the masses farmiliar with it. However, his biggest example of genus was probably his discretion in terms of pushing the envelop a little bit, but […]

  • My previous post discussed how technology was growing during the 20’s and 30’s, playing recorded music simultaneously with video being played on the screen. This was a definite step forward in terms of having a well-synchronized finished product being shown in theaters; but more could be done with it. Enter the new technology of the […]

  • I like your argument in which you address that the parents role in their childrens’ potential sexual identities is dedrimental to they’re development. This can work on two levels as thos children struggling with their own sexual identities can feel the security of knowing that their own families are supporting them, as well as being […]

  • I feel that Ki’s main argument is that there is a general sense of non-acknowledgment of gay youths in America. Issues of homosexuality and their relationships to society are often discussed when conflicts arise and are given attention in the media; however, less considerations are given when all be it different but just as important conflicts […]

  • The invention of radio in the very early 20 th century helped revolutionize the art of broadcasting forever. The name borrowed from how farmers would “cast” out seeds into fertile soils in order to plant them, the term broadcast was originally. With this idea in mind, early engineers felt that ideas and information could act as seeing, being […]

  • Dave Grohl is a musical genius, and ironic how he was one of the father of grunge, he found his greatest success in the post-grunge world with the foo fighters

  • Edison will go always down in history as an incredible visionary, but I must say that often an individuals great accomplishment and praise can often be built on the backs of his contemporaries. Edison was very fortunate enough to recieve mos tof the credit for many of the creation he legitimately did created and other […]

  • Readin your article about how the nation was affected both in terms of technological advancement and industrial advancement during a depression and a war only made me wonder as to what is to become of the music industry in our current economic plight and war situation. Perhaps the music industry hereafter might see another surge […]

  • I found it very interesting how recorded sound came about, and all that went in to developing what has now become a highly engineered and prevalent industry.  It’s hard to think that initially, the concept of its industry potential wasn’t even thought that far ahead. Instead the emphasis was getting the best possible quality. It was […]

  • Brian Morrissey Music Industry Blog Post #1 Nirvana was arguably the most famous grunge band, and was credited as being the face of the entire grunge/alternative music movement; specifically front man and chief songwriter Kurt Cobain. This image was forever cemented when the band released their 2 nd album Nevermind in 1991. The album itself received an immense amount of attention via constant airplay or […]

  • The jukebox was a very popular and in-demand invention, but you are right that we have changed with the times. As more years pass by, technology may change certain portabilities, qualities, form factors or what have you; however the jukebox was a very important invention in the sense that it established a consumer’s desire to […]

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