• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Choose one product or culture which is having a global impact (could be regarded as part of "globalization").

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Choose one product or culture which is having a global impact (could be regarded as part of "globalization") Globalization is affecting the music industry more than many other industries and it is primarily induced by developments in Information Technology. This is because music evokes many personal feelings that satisfy human emotions. Music can be a tool for many things: relaxation, stimulation and communication. But at the same time it can also be a tool for resistance: against parents or feelings. This is why music is so prone to globalization; it is a part of everyone's life and in certain aspects a way of life for some people. One rising pop star that is influencing not only Asia but also Western countries is the Taiwanese singer Jay Chou. One of the 'Big Five' music corporations, Sony, has officially announced the joining of Jay joining their corporation. This is yet another step closer to Jay Chou becoming globalized. MTV further globalizes music and pop stars. ...read more.

Middle

While there are rumors about collaboration between the two, Jay Chou is also guest-starring in a concert with International singer Craig David. The nationally syndicated magazine 'TIME' has also done a feature with Jay Chou. Jay Chou recently played the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to an audience of more than 10,000 people and there are petitions for him to hold a concert in Jakarta, Indonesia. However with every growing pop star or band, culture and heritage is being lost. As Backstreet Boys Fan Clubs grow and Britney Spears clones increase, the world is becoming a stage for pop culture and their glamorous beauty queens. The widespread distribution of "industrialized" music leads to a loss of music that exemplifies cultural aspects and characteristics; civilizations are not maintaining a sense of national pride and identity. This has been defined as a "cultural grey-out" by Lomax where cultural lines are so closely interlocked with each other that it is almost impossible to distinguish between them because they are so similar. ...read more.

Conclusion

EMI also reports that its received one-third of its three billion dollars in revenue has come from foreign artists and one-third of Warner's three-hundred and eighteen dollar revenues in 1980 came from non-US artists. Other problems concerning music globalization One of the major problems with music is piracy-piracy on the Internet and on the streets. Downloading stations such as 'Kazaa' promotes shared music and video files. Since a computer and Internet is so common now, if you own a computer, you are already globalized. If one person buys the real copy and allows others to download the file from him, sooner or later this fluctuates throughout cities, states and countries. The more people download for free, the more popular it gets and the longer it stays available. This not only damages stores and record companies but also the singer. The value of the global pirate market is estimated at $US 4.6 billion in 2002 with an increase of 7% in 2001. The graph below covers only commercial piracy of illegally produced and sold CDs and cassettes. It does not cover private copying by consumers or the distribution of unauthorized files on the internet. Globalization Stephanie Ko,U6 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Music section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Music essays

  1. OCR National ICT - Unit 1 - Task 2 - Internet Searches

    8 With Every Heartbeat Robyn With Kleerup 9 The Way I Are Timbaland Ft Keri Hilson 10 She's So Lovely Scouting For Girls I have found another snippet of Terms and Conditions, this time from the NME website saying as the BBC did that I may use their content for personal and non-commercial use only.

  2. The subject of this dissertation is how feminist beliefs have been expressed in alternative ...

    However, the members of this band, like Suede and Kurt Cobain at the same time, flirted with androgyny, using make-up to feminise their appearance. The Manic Street Preacher's lyrics addressed female concerns such as anorexia and the exploitation of women.

  1. Aaliyah - original writing on the life of the singer.

    Six of the eight were killed instantly. Aaliyah was among them. Nobody knows just what it was that made the plane crash that day. Nobody could understand why it had to happen. Why Aaliyah, why someone so talented, so determined, so beautiful?

  2. Music Piracy: Should It Be Allowed?

    essay "Many Things We Pay for Are Free": "Why would people buy something that they can get for free?" There are dozens of companies that sell...water. We pay for TV when there is free programming. We buy books, when we borrow them for free at the library.

  1. The Political Effects of the Vietnam War on 1960’s Pop Culture

    People didn't care about the rain, food, or bathrooms. "No one wanted to let the essence or the aura go. Halfway through an era of bad news, in the middle of a horrible war, barely a year after the wrenching, terrifying assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert F.

  2. Critical Evaluation part 1,2 & 3

    For a producer to visualize a video before it is filmed, a storyboard is drawn up. On the other hand if we were to make a storyboard for a fast song then we would most probably have had short frames of less than two seconds.

  1. Definition of plagiarism/cheating - Britney and Beethoven.

    Names such as "New Kids on the Block," "La Bouche," "Paula Abdul," and even the earlier collections of "Britney Spears" serve little purpose other than to collect dust. The message of these songs are often quick to captivate and quick to jade.

  2. A critical analysis of the role of popular culture in creating and maintaining learning ...

    Advances in education meant more technology was being invented. Music was becoming more and more inventive as time went on because of the new ways of producing it and publicising it. The advent of music halls was a very important step in social development.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work