Have you ever had a popular song stuck in your head that you really didn’t like? If so, you may have asked yourself, what about that song made it so catchy, and why it was so popular? In the music industry today, there are a countless number of artists strewn across many different genres, but the artists that are considered the most popular at any given time generally seem to sound the same. Many wonder what the reasoning for this is, and why these big artists’ new songs always seem to permeate the general public. The music industry is just that: an industry. It is a business that is built to run as optimally as possible. This raises yet another question: how might the creativity of artists affected by outside influence? In this study, I will examine how consumer culture affects music as a cultural product.


Fisher, Lisa


Sociology and Anthropology

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Bachelor of Arts

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Senior Independent Study Thesis



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