WGS160Y1 Lecture Notes - Making Money, Looney Tunes, Elmer Fudd

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Published on 15 Apr 2013
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UTSG
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Women and Gender Studies
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WGS160Y1
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XBC199 - Lecture 2/8/2013 8:09:00 AM
Lecture Notes
-Last class = film + Greenfield and Osborn
biased, didn't seem to recognize issues with music rights
didn't take into account the artists POV
E.g. “artists rights” vs. “consumers getting stuff for free”
laws are needed so creators are able to have say and creating new
work is supported
E.g. Cartoonist use of Mickey Mouse vs. sampling music (didn't
recognize different media, just pushed “liberation, freedom” of
rights
Killer moment (fatal flaw): info- “when the recording
industry/association of America sued Napster, Napster offered 1
Billion dollars. Therefore Napster isn’t freedom, its another
corporation, fighting with the old one.
o Freedom for the consumer
o Screw the artist so it can be free
o Lars Alrich (Metallica): “someone’s gonna be making money.
It’s just a question of who.”
MELANIE LOWE ARTICLE
socio-economic connections between music and “class”
be careful here
Levine’s view in the article is not opinion that, but fact/history
about public tastes and opinion.
o Factual history of music and its evolution
class refers to recorded music (no recording means only wealthy
could listen to music everyday, at a whim, choose their songs)
As recording and access to music has changed, so has the musics
evolution
o now it evolves more quickly
o quicker feedback loop
o e.g. Elmer Fudd and Looney tunes, Hollywood
Class refers to elite shown as silly, commoners are smart
o now this is reversed, we assume classical is wealthy and
smart!
o
2/8/2013 8:09:00 AM

Document Summary

Last class = film + greenfield and osborn. Biased, didn"t seem to recognize issues with music rights. Didn"t take into account the artists pov. Artists rights vs. consumers getting stuff for free laws are needed so creators are able to have say and creating new work is supported. Cartoonist use of mickey mouse vs. sampling music (didn"t recognize different media, just pushed liberation, freedom of rights. Killer moment (fatal flaw): info- when the recording industry/association of america sued napster, napster offered 1. Therefore napster isn"t freedom, its another corporation, fighting with the old one: freedom for the consumer, screw the artist so it can be free, lars alrich (metallica): someone"s gonna be making money. Levine"s view in the article is not opinion that, but fact/history about public tastes and opinion: factual history of music and its evolution. Class refers to recorded music (no recording means only wealthy could listen to music everyday, at a whim, choose their songs)