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    James Brown in Augusta, Georgia

    Deanna Brown Thomas talked about the life of her father, singer James Brown, his role in the Civil Rights Movement, and his impact on the city of Augusta, Georgia. Ms. Thomas…

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    Congress and Music Streaming

    The Congressional Internet Caucus | Advisory Committee held a discussion on music streaming and the role of Congress in regulating it. Topics included talked about how profits are…

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    Book Discussion on How Music Got Free

    Stephen Witt talked about his book How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy, in which he recounts the creation of the MP3 and the…

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    Martin O'Malley Pre-Announcement Video

    Ahead of his official presidential campaign announcement, former Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) released a short video on YouTube in which he tuned a guitar to play a rendition of…

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    Woody Guthrie Center

    Deana McCloud gave a tour of the Woody Guthrie Center and talked about the folk singer’s life and career. The center’s archives contain Mr. Guthrie’s music,…

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    Music Market Governance

    Music industry leaders testified at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights. Witnesses talked about how streaming music…

    388 views
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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Professor John Stauffer talked about the historical origins of the Battle Hymn of the Republic and its use in American culture since the Civil War. He described the original…

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    Book Discussion on Stare in the Darkness

    Lester Spence talked about his book, Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics, about the influence of hip-hop music on politics. This interview, conducted at…

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    Book Discussion on Nothing But Love in God's Waters

    Robert Darden talked about his book, Nothing But Love in God’s Water: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, in which he explores the history of gospel…

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    Feminism and 1960-1970s Popular Music

    Indiana University history professor Michael McGerr talked about women and feminism in 1960-1970s popular music. This class was from his course titled “Rock, Hip Hop and…

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    45th Anniversary of Woodstock

    William Greider talked about the 45th anniversary of the Woodstock festival and its enduring political and cultural legacy. Topics included Woodstock’s impact on key aspects of…

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    Communicators with Christopher Harrison

    Chris Harrison, vice president for business practices for Pandora, talked about the Internet music service and legislation pertaining to music licensing. The company had appealed to…

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    Life of Francis Scott Key

    Marc Leepson talked about his book, What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life and described the legacy of the man who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner. A lawyer who argued…

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    World War I and American Music

    Michael Lasser talked about how World War I changed American music and the precedents these changes set for future wartime generations. He spoke about how songs reflected the wartime…

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    Music Licensing

    Music recording and broadcasting industry representatives testified at a hearing on performed music licensing laws. They talked about the patchwork of licensing laws outdated by the…

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    Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    Ron Jarrett talked about the history of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and its importance to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Organist Richard Elliott also talked about…

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    Book Discussion on Rebel Music

    Hisham Aidi talked about his book, Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture. He spoke with Matthew Shenoda, associate professor of creative writing at Columbia College…

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    Music and Social Consciousness

    Panelists talked about music as a catalyst for social change. They spoke at a civil rights summit that took place from April 8-10, 2014 at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in…

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    Macon's Music History

    Jessica Walden, owner of Rock Candy Tours, talked about the Macon, Georgia’s early music history, including the Douglass Theatre, and the largest African American music agency at the…

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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Harvard University professor John Stauffer talked about the origins and evolution of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” He spoke at the 18th Annual Lincoln Forum Symposium in…

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