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Transcript of Honors 199
The phrase "Rock n' Roll" was first used by a Cleveland area DJ to describe the music he was playing in the early 1950's, although the phrase had been used in popular songs since the 1930's A style of popular music that originated in the United States in the mid-1950s and that evolved by the mid-1960s into the more encompassing international style known as rock music ROCK AND ROLL [Encyclopedia Britannica] Digitial Media
MP3's and Distribution Software
This new medium has changed the behavior of artists, producers, and consumers of rock music Peer to Peer file sharing
1997 - Winamp
1999 - Napster
2001 - Lawsuits
Current Day - LimeWire, Kazaa
2000 to 2008 - Music sales cut in half Digital technologies have also led to cosolidation by the music industry.
The 'Big Four' - Universal Music Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and EMI Group
Clear Channel Communications
More difficult for budding artists Roots of Rock
- Rhythm and Blues (R&B)
- Country and Western (C&W)
- Pop Emergence of Rock and Roll (&)
- Crossovers and Covers
- The Industry and Markets Music & Instruments
- Twelve-Bar Blues
- Instruments Fifties Style
- Mainstream Rock
- Soft Rock The super-commercialism of rock music has also led to some corporate censorship
Clear Channel post 9/11
Rise of a new rock/hip hop subculture
Lyrical emphasis on political/economical events
Rise Against, Flobots, Green Day, Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy Rise Against
Re-Education Through Labor The Many Faces of Rock and Roll Changes in Technology
1960 Phil Spector
1977 Disc Jockey’s in New York use dubbed vocals.
The “British Invasion”
1963 The Beatles arrive in America
1972 The Kinks “Everybody’s in Showbiz”
Women in Rock and Roll Significant National Events of the 60’s and 70’s
1961 John F. Kennedy became president of the United States.
1964 The Voting Act is passed giving people freedom from discrimination when voting.
1967 In Washington D.C., New York, and San Francisco there were antiwar demonstrations.
1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. died in a shooting. He was the leader of the Civil Rights movement and his death signaled a decline in soul music (soul, blues, shouting, and gospel).
1970 At Kent State University the National Guard shot at students protesting the Vietnam War.
1971 The voting age was moved forward to age 18
1975 American troops were pulled from South Vietnam. Race and Stereotypes
Discrimination Rock is no longer the counterculture; it is he culture. What do you think this statement says about how far rock has come?
Are new sub-genres rock and roll's way of ensuring a perpetual rock counterculture?
How has the stigma concerning rock and roll changed since the 1950's?
Do you think bands that werre sued for lyrical content of their music had their First Amenement rights violated? DISCUSSION QUESTIONS By Paul McGowan, Kayla Conrad, Shani Horvath, and Catie Melemed Changes in Rock and Roll Queen - Another One Bites the Dust Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Kind of Life Fashion Statements Influences
Society on Rock
Rock on Society First Amendment vs. Rock Bands
The 2 Live Crew