GEOG 102 Ch.4 Culture

Until then public income generating performances have

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Unformatted text preview: increasing diffusion by mass media. Popular Music: Copyright – “Happy Birthday to You” Popular music belongs to the copyright holder. Sometimes people don’t realize a song is still owned – “Happy Birthday to You” will not be in the Public Domain in the US until 2030. Until then, public income-generating performances have to pay a royalty to Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. (in some cases thousands of dollars!) Source: http://www.warnerchappell.com/wcm_2/song_search/song_detail/songview_2.jsp?esongId=126621000&view=fulllyrics 4 25 26 Popular Art Pablo Picasso, Dora Maar, 1938 Popular Art: Clothes & Fabrics As with popular music, popular art is usually created by known individuals as a commodity – produced by professionals, and made to be sold. Innovation (and even shock value) is highly prized. Clothing in popular culture is global – whether high fashion or LevisTM – styles travel around the world in a matter of weeks. Clothing styles can reflect occupation, of course – plumber vs. lawyer – as well as wealth. Damien Hirst, Mother & Child, Divided (1993 Turner Prize...
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