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Department
Music
Course
MUSI 1002
Professor
Alyssa Woods
Semester
Winter

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MUSCI 1002 Class 2 Commodification and Standardization Theodore Adorno (1903­1969) ­ Frankfurt School ­ Colleagues with Horkheimer, Marcus, Habermas (Marxist view on society) ­ Critical theorist The Culture Industry(ies) Economic institution produce form of culture that is a commodity Adorno says that they produce forms of culture that are commodities. Standardization leads to passivity in consumers Standardization Popular music standardized by: ­ types of songs that are immediately recognizable ­ small number of structures ­ small number of components to each song. Are interchangeable amongst different  songs. (re: mashups) Pseudo­individualizaition ­ type of var
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