Final exam notes - COMM 101 NOTES POST-MIDTERM The Music Industry Movie Why did the filmmaker say he needs to make the film o B/c his favorite

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COMM 101 NOTES POST-MIDTERM 3/8/11 The Music Industry Movie Why did the filmmaker say he needs to make the film? o B/c his favorite artist was being called a criminal (Girl Talk) Why work on remix? o Work on the internet Examples from past and present where present borrows from past o Bert and Ernie, Bittersweet Symphony. Songs building on each other What is public domain? o Freely build on earlier works Why was copyright created? o Encourage creativity/production Response to new copy machine? o Why embarrassed by American copyright laws? o The laws are so extreme What is fair use? o Allows for free speech. Can use small parts of copyrighted things Why is he a fan of Disney? o Take works in public domain and updated. His greatest works demonstrate how cultures build on past. What is digital rights management? Taken Away Some ability to make money selling recorded music Ability of record companies to make money Given Ability of artists to earn money directly from fans Ability of almost anyone to record and distribute records Issues Underlying Copyright aren’t new They were of utmost importance to the founding generation in the U.S. 3 Big Ideas/Issues 1) Absolute Need for a healthy public sphere For many American colonialists, main objection to the Stamp Act the tax on paper Paper is the medium of ideas, for democracy to work, need ideas to flow freely 2) Need to foster a creative community Belief that the creative community is healthiest when ideas flow
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3) Recognize the need to give creative people some property People should be able to make a living off of “ideas” work It’s all about Balance Original balance gives us short-term copyright, but then the idea goes into the public domain (28 yrs) Today Copyrights are no longer “short term” (105 yrs) 3/10/11 Speaker – Can Music Do the Talking? Cultural Politics, Power, and Popular Music (1925-1955) Has popular music served as a meaningful agent of social change in the west in the 20 th Century? How have the themes of power and agency, as well as themes of cooptation and containment informed the “politics” of popular music? Case Studies o Blues Queens (1920s) o Girls Groups (1960s) o UK Punk Rockers (1970s-80s) The Music and Society News o Since ancient times, music has been regarded as a measure of a society’s stability and cultural development. o Music has invited judgments about “greater” or “lesser” cultures o In modern times, music has served as a tool of social control, as well as a means to outwit or reject social control The Mass Culture “Crisis” o 1920s-40s “Frankfurt School” / Institute For Social Research/Max Horkheimer/Theodor Adorno o Issues: Negative effects of capitalist system on the individual/Concern about effect of “culture Industries” on art and music o Fear that commercialization of music has produced a “regression of listening” (Adorno) turning art into commerce. It has turned a means of
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Winter '07 term at University of Michigan.

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Final exam notes - COMM 101 NOTES POST-MIDTERM The Music Industry Movie Why did the filmmaker say he needs to make the film o B/c his favorite

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