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Unformatted text preview: material from other artists that came before him, he became an “accepted and acknowledged” source of inspiration (Waldrep 107). His ability to tie in elements from other sources allowed him to experience financial success as well. I believe the same goes for other hungry artists who want to share their creativity and ideas with the world. As long as an artists does not blatantly copy another artist or uses a whole song with minor changes as their final product, stealing or borrowing ideas is healthy for music. Even by listening to a song from the past, an artist can become inspired to create something completely new. Sampling, stealing, borrowing are all necessary elements of music that will help future generations understand the fundamentals of music as well as the creative side to it. Bibliography Sakolsky, Ron. Sounding Off! Music as Subversion/Resistance/Revolution. New York: Autonomedia, 1995. Waldrep, Shelton. The Aesthetics of Self-Invention. Minnesota: Regents, 2004....
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2008 for the course MUS 15 taught by Professor Palter during the Spring '07 term at UCSD.
- Spring '07