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    Founding Era Music and Politics

    Professor Kirsten Wood talked about the political use of music during the founding era of the United States. She explained that patriotic music created in this period was used for many…

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    Book Discussion on Singing for Freedom

    Scott Gac talked about his book, Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth Century Culture of Antebellum Reform, about one of the most famous American family…

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    Communicators with Allen Bargfrede

    Allen Bargfrede talked by video from Boston about how the music industry functions. Topics included opinions that new music platforms had made the payment system less fair to…

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    2015 Kennedy Center Honors Award Ceremony

    President Obama spoke about the arts in America at a Kennedy Center Honors reception. The 2015 honorees were singer-songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress and ringer…

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    1967 Monterey International Pop Music Festival

    Tim Thomas talked about the history and impact of the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival. The festival, a three-day concert held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, is considered…

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    Technology and Creative Industries

    Representatives from Pandora, Spotify and the Independent Film and Television Alliance talked about how the Internet and file sharing technology affect the creative industry and…

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    Interview with Luther Campbell

    Luther Campbell talked about his book The Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City, in which he talks about his involvement in the hip-hop group 2 Live Crew and the…

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    Communicators with Cary Sherman

    Cary Sherman discusses changes in the music industry and music issues before Congress. As distribution shifted deeper into streaming, musicians and songwriters were pressing for new…

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    Book Discussion on Nothing But Love in God's Water

    Robert Darden talked about his book Nothing But Love in God’s Water, in which he explores the history of gospel music and its role in African-American history.

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    No Labels Convention Break

    Lisa Borders talked about the theme song she co-wrote for the No Labels group as she dismissed the group for the lunch break. The song was played. This was part of the No Labels…

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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…

    543 views
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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…

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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 Water

    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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