Effects of Music
Music is one of the most prominent forms of communication. It is used in every situation to set a tone, alter moods, change attitudes, and affect behavior. The right song can make or break the scene in a movie or set a romantic mood at a restaurant. Music is one of the most expressionistic forms of media known to society. As a result, music influences every aspect of society with each generation forming a radically different opinion. The media, parents, and cynics want to blame music for violence in today's society, when in actuality they should look to themselves for the answer.
As a result of recent events music has been criticized for corrupting the minds of today's youth. Rap is blamed for crimes and murders in metropolitan areas across the United Sates. Alternative Rock is blamed for containing satanic messages that drive the undercurrent of suicides and occult followings
I heard the term "indie" bounced around a lot these days and I wonder what the definition of indie is. I think of it as a reference to a musician, small record label or film company without an affiliation with a major corporation. I read this article by Bob Baker, the author of "Branding Yourself Online: How to Use the Internet to Become a Celebrity or Expert in Your Field" and the "Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook." He defines I-N-D-I-E as:
I - Inspired
He said to embrace the indie frame of mind, you must be inspired. You have to know in your gut that music is what you are meant to do. You must become energized when writing, recording and performing your music. When this kind of natural inspiration comes over you, it's a sure sign that you're on the right path. And you will need this desire to carry you through the ups and downs of pursuing the independent music path.
he Justice Department has intensified its antitrust investigation of the music industry's licensing practices, demanding that industry organizations and online companies submit a slew of...