dramatic” as well as having “dark textures” but with a “hopeful tone.” In addition, Lim would 9like her music to have a message towards everyone, not just women. Lim’s essentially wants her music to reach out to a wider audience and have those audience members feel as if they can cut away the boundaries and restrictions of mass media stereotypes. Lim debuted “Quiet” during the 2017 Women’s March in Washington DC. In addition, Lim performed “Quiet” at the 2018 ESPY Awards “as survivors of Larry Nassar walked onstage to accept the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage.”Lim later appeared on numerous national talk 10shows, signed a record deal with Atlantic Records, and soon after released her debut EP This Is Not The Endin 2018. Overall, Asian American music is still a genre that is growing today. In fact, Asian American music does not have to be even be classified as a genre. Asian American music is not systematic where music is defined as “Asian American.” From the two powerful artists described above, Asian American music is music played by Asian Americans who feel the need to break 8“MILCK.” The Music Rag, January 20, 2017. 9“MILCK.” The Music Rag, January 20, 2017. 10Tan, Emily. “With ‘a bit of luck’ and years of work, Asian-American music shined in 2018.” NBC News, December 28, 2018.
Chang 6 the boundaries of media’s interpretation of good music. Asian Americans, essentially, need to be heard and seen more and that is exactly what Asian American music artists are doing today.
Chang 7 Works Cited Lam, Joseph Sui Ching. “Embracing ‘Asian American Music’ as an Heuristic Device.” Journal of Asian American Studies, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1 Feb. 1999, . Kim, Sojin. “A Grain of Sand: Music for the Struggle by Asians in America | Smithsonian Folkways Magazine.” Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, -folk/music/article/smithsonian. Roberts, Randall. “After Two Brain Surgeries, a Loss of Language and a Breakup, Beat Producer Tokimonsta Reflects on a Tough Few Years.” Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times, 12 Oct. 2017, . Tokimonsta. “LP Out Now.” Tokimonsta Presents: Lune Rouge, . Cliff, Aimee. “Five Things You Should Know about TOKiMONSTA.” Red Bull, Red Bull, 25 June 2014, / E. “MILCK.” The Music Rag, The Music Rag, 20 Jan. 2017, .
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