Honors Society Learned Conversation

Friday, September 14, 2018 | 18.30 – 20.30

Popular Music: Entertainment, Propaganda, or Catalyst for Social Change? 

As consumption of popular music has grown to towering levels in an increasingly globalized world, its impact upon public opinion has been similarly discussed with ever greater intensity.  Musicians such as Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar have been described as “revolutionary,” implying that their music and public persona can act as a catalyst for greater institutional change. On the other hand, many would argue that popular music is nothing more than simple entertainment and does not have the capacity to effect meaningful social change. Can popular music and artists truly incite revolutionary change? Or are they merely marketing ploys to give profit to the music industry?
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