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Why Book Criticism and Literary Culture Needs a Poptimist Revolution - Flavorwire

Why Book Criticism and Literary Culture Needs a Poptimist Revolution - Flavorwire | American musical life | Scoop.it
Why Book Criticism and Literary Culture Needs a Poptimist Revolution Flavorwire The simple version of rockism is that there have been music critics who judge everything they hear from a Bob Dylan-is-god, canon of boring dudes perspective.
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@Discographies on SXSW

@Discographies on SXSW | American musical life | Scoop.it
The anonymous writer @Discographies made his relatively recent though entirely solid reputation as a critic by using Twitter to sum up an artist’s entire recorded career in a hundred and forty characters. Using a different, first-person voice, @Discographies has...
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Articles: Making Cents

Articles: Making Cents | American musical life | Scoop.it
Damon Krukowski of Galaxie 500 and Damon & Naomi breaks down the meager royalties currently being paid out to bands ...
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How Music-Streaming Services Are Failing New Artists

How Music-Streaming Services Are Failing New Artists | American musical life | Scoop.it
What seems clear is that streaming arrangements, like those made with Spotify, are institutionalizing a marginal role for the recordings that were once major income streams for working musicians.
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The Digital Royalty Fight: A Primer for Business Journalists. Pt 2 Thom Yorke and Spotify

The Digital Royalty Fight: A Primer for Business Journalists. Pt 2 Thom Yorke and Spotify | American musical life | Scoop.it
The Digital Royalty Fight: A Primer for Business Journalists Part Two How Thom Yorke And Nigel Godrich Pulled Their Solo Recordings From Spotify. Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich blew up the Internets ...
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The Soundtracking of America - 00.03 (Part Three)

The Soundtracking of America - 00.03 (Part Three) | American musical life | Scoop.it
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The Soundtracking of America - 00.03

The Soundtracking of America - 00.03 | American musical life | Scoop.it
We are terrorized by music -- in stores and restaurants, in cars and elevators, on the telephone, in the restroom. Give us a break.
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How to become a Music Critic

Published 120 years ago, necessary lessons about the crux of #music #art criticism by George Bernard Shaw. @DCrit http://t.co/v2V8nrqK05
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Portrait of a Guardian music critic - Spectator.co.uk

Portrait of a Guardian music critic - Spectator.co.uk | American musical life | Scoop.it
Spectator.co.uk Portrait of a Guardian music critic Spectator.co.uk Edward Greenfield, the former record and music critic of the Guardian, has daringly come out, in a volume of reminiscences that carefully avoids the title memoir (about oneself)...
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A Brief Exposition of Contemporary Music Criticism: Part One | The ...

A Brief Exposition of Contemporary Music Criticism: Part One | The ... | American musical life | Scoop.it
This is not to say that the modern music critic is worthless, but that the journalistic thinking is wrong, concerned less with understanding and fleshing out a work, and more concerned with gaining a steady stream of hapless ...
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Ted Gioia Is Wrong About 21st-Century Music Criticism – Flavorwire

Ted Gioia Is Wrong About 21st-Century Music Criticism – Flavorwire | American musical life | Scoop.it
There's been a lot of discussion online about an article the Daily Beast ran yesterday by Ted Gioia, wherein he laid into the state of music criticism in 2014: "Technical knowledge of the art form has disappeared from its ...
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Music criticism now lifestyle criticism - Boing Boing BBS

Music criticism now lifestyle criticism - Boing Boing BBS | American musical life | Scoop.it
My wife got a free subscription to Rolling Stone somehow. I know it's never been a strictly music magazine, but I was still struck by how much space they devote to politics and lifestyle articles and how little to music.
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Blank Generation II: Some More Thoughts on the State of Music ...

Blank Generation II: Some More Thoughts on the State of Music ... | American musical life | Scoop.it
Pop music criticism criticism is trending. We're talking people who actually write under their real names and have blue rosettes next to their Twitter handles trending. Mighty Ted Gioia got the massive ball rolling (the same one ...
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Classical Music Criticism in Dallas: It's Time for a Makeover - D Magazine

Classical Music Criticism in Dallas: It's Time for a Makeover - D Magazine | American musical life | Scoop.it
Classical Music Criticism in Dallas: It's Time for a Makeover D Magazine Like any other art form, classical music needs informed, sophisticated criticism that both educates and engages the public.
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Beyonce's New Album, 'Beyonce'

Beyonce's New Album, 'Beyonce' | American musical life | Scoop.it
On Friday night, Beyoncé staged the death of several paradigms by releasing her album “Beyoncé” on iTunes.
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My Song Got Played On Pandora 1 Million Times and All I Got Was $16.89, Less Than What I Make From a Single T-Shirt Sale!

My Song Got Played On Pandora 1 Million Times and All I Got Was $16.89, Less Than What I Make From a Single T-Shirt Sale! | American musical life | Scoop.it
As a songwriter Pandora paid me $16.89* for 1,159,000 play of "Low" last quarter.  Less than I make from a single T-shirt sale.  Okay that's a slight  exaggeration.  That's only the premium multi-c...
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How Will Musicians Survive In the Spotify Era?

How Will Musicians Survive In the Spotify Era? | American musical life | Scoop.it
Sasha Frere-Jones, Dave Allen, Jace Clayton, and Damon Krukowski discuss how (mildly) popular musicians are going to survive.
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The Digital Royalty Fight: A Primer for Business Journalists. Part 1.

The Digital Royalty Fight: A Primer for Business Journalists.  Part 1. | American musical life | Scoop.it
The Digital Royalty Fight: A Primer for  Business Journalists.  We realize that to those outside of the music business the digital music royalty system seems incredibly complex.  Those of us on the...
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The Soundtracking of America - 00.03 (Part Two)

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5 Modern Pop Songs That Criticize Modern Pop - PopMatters

5 Modern Pop Songs That Criticize Modern Pop - PopMatters | American musical life | Scoop.it
5 Modern Pop Songs That Criticize Modern Pop
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Satire has a long history in music. From medieval troubadours to Randy Newman, music has been a great vehicle for political and social criticism.
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Rock In Crisis: Is rock dying? | Classic Rock

Rock In Crisis: Is rock dying? | Classic Rock | American musical life | Scoop.it
Rock In Crisis: Is rock dying? (Rock In Crisis: Is rock dying? - http://t.co/4mFZGj07Os #rock #rockandroll #music #criticism)
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Opinion: Is Music Criticism Really Pointless? | D.C. Music Download

Opinion: Is Music Criticism Really Pointless? | D.C. Music Download | American musical life | Scoop.it
Washington Post pop music critic Chris Richards recently took some flak for what many cultural commentators viewed as a bitter rant against Arcade Fire's new album Reflektor. The mini-controversy got me thinking: what's the ...
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ManagersPro.com "Mike Harris talks about Finding Meaningful Music Criticism in a Sea of Reviews ."

Music critic and teacher Mike Harris laments the decline of quality in music criticism, weighing in on the pros and cons of both the content and the distribu...
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Derek Brooks's curator insight, August 17, 8:03 PM

I chose to add this video to my scoop.it because it explains how there is no real standard for producing music anymore, as compared to the past. People simply do not want to create lengthy articles criticizing an album because it is costly. 

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The Seven Golden Rules Of Music Criticism | Junkee

The Seven Golden Rules Of Music Criticism | Junkee | American musical life | Scoop.it
Last week, esteemed writer, musician and critic Ted Gioia offered his variation on the time-honoured 'kids these days' riff. He decried the “Bieberization of arts journalism”, a turn of phrase denoting the descent of the noble ...
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ArtsJournal – The Problems With Music Criticism

ArtsJournal – The Problems With Music Criticism | American musical life | Scoop.it
The Problems With Music Criticism. MUSIC Posted: April 6, 2014 9:30 am. “Perhaps I would be a better critic if I took the time to consider the output of Justin Bieber on the critical scoring points that matter to me, independent of the mainstream ...
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