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The Death of the Single

Saturday, June 09, 2001

The 45 was once the dominant musical medium. From Elvis, to the Beatles, to the Supremes, that round little disc with the big hole in the middle defined the early rock 'n pop era. New technologies have since swept the single aside, but there are some die-hards who refuse to ...

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Pay for Play

Saturday, June 09, 2001

It's hard for a major corporate music company to generate much sympathy. But even these multi-national behemoths have challenges, most notably, reining in the powerful independent promoters that govern radio airplay. But with "Bootylicious", the newest single from Destiny's Child, one record label is trying to change that tune. Brooke ...

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Mainstreaming Urban Culture

Saturday, May 19, 2001

Over the last two decades hip hop music has moved from underground to over ground, becoming one of the most popular music genres in America, second only to rock. The mainstreaming of hip hop has created not only an new cultural aesthetic, but a new advertising market. Brooke investigates the ...

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Movie Musicals

Saturday, March 24, 2001

Movie musicals used to win both at the box office and at the Oscars, but now they are rarely even seen on the silver screen. Where has the traditional American movie musical gone? Its relocated to the small screen. On The Media’s Tony Maciulis has the story.

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Oscar Music

Saturday, March 24, 2001

If this weekend’s Oscar nominees for best song are any indication, movie music has become less about the movie, more about radio airplay, and definitely about big business. Brooke takes a look at how the “best song” has evolved from a Tin Pan Alley classic to a pop star hit.

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Lynn Cheney vs. Eminem

Saturday, February 17, 2001

The big-time rapper Marshall Mathers, known as Eminem, is up for four awards at the Grammys next week. The superstar has enraged people across the political spectrum with violent, homophobic and misogynistic lyrics. He says he means these things ironically, and that's how his young fans take it, but his ...

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Future of Music on the Internet

Saturday, January 13, 2001

The Coalition for the Future of Music Policy Conference was held this past week at Georgetown University. The CFM is a nonprofit group of artists, activists, and music professionals who are trying to address some of the issues that the big players -- the big internet and music firms -- ...

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