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Propaganda in Popular Music
This paper examines how propaganda and mass persuasion exist in pop music.
# 96623 | 1,515 words | 7 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 12, 2007 in Communication (Mass Media) , Music Studies (General)

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The paper relates that propaganda and mass persuasion are present in all forms of media, including pop music. The paper looks at the history of propaganda, mass media and pop music and shows how and why mass persuasion exists in pop music. The paper also identifies those who listen to pop music and why they are attracted to it. The paper discusses how by limiting media exposure and being aware of media techniques used to brand and market pop stars, we can make educated choices.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Daly, Steve. "Britney Spears inside the heart and mind (and bedroom) of America's new teen queen." Rolling Stone, 15 April 1999, 60-70.
  • Fox, Mark A., and Paul Kochanowski. "Models of Superstardom: An Application of the Lotka and Yule Distributions." Popular Music & Society 27, no. 4 (2004): 507-522.
  • Larson, Charles U. Persuasion: Perception and Responsibility, 9th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth / Thomson Learning, 2001.
  • LeBlanc, Larry. "A Revival At Top 40 Radio Brings Wave Of New Teen Acts In Canada." Billboard, 17 June 2000, 75.
  • Rogers, Danny. "The Spice Trade." Brandweek 39, no. 37 (1998): 32. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed December 19, 2006).

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