Joanna Han

  • It was also my first time watching the whole entire Lemonade album. I’ve only watched clips but it makes so much more sense watching the whole entire visual album. I agree with you that Beyonce uses her voice to shed light on America. She’s such a huge star in America and theres no way that no one knows her, so she’s a great example to be a voice…[Read more]

  • Great post! I agree with mostly everything you said. I knew that Psy was different but I didn’t realize until I’ve read your post I haven’t realized that he really doesn’t represent Kpop, he’s different which is why people were so drawn to him, and yes he doesn’t fit the Kpop mold but definitely brings something different to an audience to react…[Read more]

  • Beyoncè is a legend herself. Her visual album, Lemonade draws connections between pain of disloyalty and America’s history of racism. Twelve of her songs are linked together in this visual album telling one st […]

    • I really enjoyed reading this response. You did a really great job explaining the whole visual album, and even helped me understand the video more! I definitely agree with you that Beyonce can sing any genre of music and still make it work.

  • Jay Z has gone out of his way to reveal his new identity and released his new album called the Black Album. From the beginning of his debut, he showed how image shapes reality in his videos and how it contributes […]

    • Watching Jay Z’s career and how his character has evolved, it seems like that’s the direction the entire hip hop/rap community has changed into. Back when Jay Z was first starting it was the era of the thug, everyone in that community wore baggy clothes and acted as thuggish as possible. However, now it seems as if becoming a business man is what everyone is trying to do and perhaps Jay Z is the inspiration behind that.

  • I enjoyed Louis Armstrong’s archive as well. It’s an honor to learn about him right in our very school. Its also amazing how we got to have an intimate lesson on Armstrong and not only did we learn about his musical talents and his career, but we got to learn and have an inside scoop on his personal life. For example, the recording when he and his…[Read more]

  • Its fascinating to see that Richard Dyer explains how Disco can be sort of a life style and not just a type of music. I can see that Dyer shows that its not only music that you listen to, but music that you also feel. I agree that disco comes in three aspects of materialism, eroticism and romanticism. It lets people categorize themselves in how…[Read more]

  • Artists such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, or Madeleine Peroux have gained their fame and honor by releasing similar songs. They sing their songs with another voice or style, yet its similar. Ever since […]

    • I couldn’t agree more with your take of the artist who brings life into the song, not the song itself. It’s awful that the white artists hijacked songs to further their career and sweep the legs out of an artist of color. But, it is also great that with today’s technology you can go to YouTube and look up a song and the most popular comment would state the original artist. This is giving them their due years later, many unfortunately after they have passed.

  • Disco isn’t just music, but it is a form of music. It includes all kind of dancing, fashion, clubs, films; it is its own culture. However capitalists concerns disco music as an ideological expression. Capitalism i […]

  • Joanna Han commented on the page, on the site Music Industry F16 Group 1 2 years ago

    Great post! I really enjoyed the song selection and how all three of the versions are totally different, giving off different emotions, vibes, and a message to each one. From the raw emotion of Ingrid, to a lovable connection of Elvis, and an upbeat cover from A-teens show how much of a difference an artist can change up a song. And yes, more than…[Read more]

  • For my media subculture pitch I will be working on Asian American music. And no, this isn’t KPOP, but this specific research is the find the voice in us Asian Americans. As an Asian American, and a Korean d […]

    • I like how you immediately said not “KPOP” because when I think of Korean music I think of CL and “Gagnam Style” too. However, I know they are not all Korea has to offer to the world musically. I’m excited about your pitch because I know nothing about Korean music in America. The artists you named I am not familiar with but I searched Clara Chung also know as “Clara C” on youtube and I like her sound. She reminds me of a Colbie Cailliat with a sweeter sound. I would also like to know if and how these artists were able to define their identity through their music.

    • I’m really interested in how your project will turn out to be. I cannot speak for the other genres but I know that there is such an active community of Asian Americans in the rap genre. As you mentioned artists such as Dumbfoundead, or Park as he now prefers to be referred as, and Traphik have made such a huge impact on the rap genre in general. Park, and Traphik are active participants of events such as King of the Dot, where artists battle each other through rap rhymes. They have a huge following, so it’d be interesting to see the obstacles they have had to face in order to “fit into” this lifestyle.

  • Joanna Han commented on the page, on the site Music Industry F16 Group 1 2 years ago

    Thank you for posting this great analysis. Listening to both versions really bring a different perspective to how the song is displayed. You really dug deep into the details of how the songs were presented and explained and differentiated well. I agree that both versions have a different feel to it, that Swifts is more fun and upbeat but Us The…[Read more]

  • Joanna Han

    MEDST 330W: The Music Industry

    Cover Song analysis


    In music terms, a cover song is a performance or recording of a song that was once before recorded, where an artist releases a song by […]

    • Great analysis Joanna! I personally love this song. The use of instruments definitely plays an important part in the differences heard between the two versions, and I think that’s what makes both special. I agree with you that Miley’s version shows her innocence at the time of the release, whereas Cyndi’s version does show a rebellious side. While I enjoy Cyndi’s original version more, Miley’s twist is also well known. It’s interesting to hear the differences of Miley’s music from her album Breakout, compared to her current music. Cyndi’s version is one of my favorite songs, and is definitely a classic to be enjoyed for generations to come.

    • I really enjoyed your analysis! I personally did not know Miley Cyrus made a cover song for “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”. I definitely agree with you that Cyndi Laupers version was coming from a more rebellious side, whereas Miley’s was the opposite. It is also interesting to see how instrumentally different the two songs are! There is a huge contrast between Miley’s cover and the original because of the instrumentation. Thank you for sharing this!

    • Great analysis! I agree with you that the two versions are sang and are meant to be interpreted in different ways. Cyndi Lauper has a raspier voice and is meant to come off edgy and rebellious, and that works for her and the song. Miley Cyrus was still very young when she covered the song, and so she sounds young. Like you said, it sounds like she is singing about her own “breakout” and that she is turning into an adult and wants to be seen as one. Nice job!

  • Joanna Han commented on the page, on the site Music Industry F16 Group 1 2 years ago

    This was a great response to the documentary, Paris is Burning. I acknowledge and agree with many things that you’ve written. The balls are a safe place for these gay men where they can express themselves and become whoever they dream of becoming. However once they step outside, reality hits and they have to be aware of their surroundings.
    I…[Read more]

  • Joanna Han commented on the page, on the site Music Industry F16 Group 1 2 years ago

    This post was pleasantly well written. It’s sad to see how racism has such a huge impact on the music industry, and how it was represented in those times. I wonder how rejected the black musicians would feel when their music would get hijacked by the white performers and claim that its theirs. Injustice was so heavy in the industry of music, but a…[Read more]