Curtis, S. (2008). How American music has changed over the past 50 years. LifePaths, Retrieved from http://www.lifepaths360.com/index.php/how-american-music-has-changed-over-the-past-50-years-15491/
– This article talks about several ways music has changed over the past 50 years. It uses examples such as the change from the super group to the individual artist, and how the internet has changed the development of a star.
Smith, N. (2012). The influence of the 60s and psychedelic music and culture on modern society. Article Myriad, Retrieved from http://www.articlemyriad.com/influence-60s-psychedelic-music-culture-modern-society/
-This article talks about music in the 60s and how it has had an effect on our society. It also looks at how drug culture effected music in this decade.
Proesch, M. (2012). The music style has evolved through the years and is still changing today. the batallion, Retrieved from http://www.thebatt.com/2.8522/the-music-style-has-evolved-through-the-years-and-is-still-changing-today-1.1214821
-This article was posted by a student at Texas A&M. It discusses how the style of pop music today has changed since the 1950s.
Lopez, C. (2012). Lyrical content is going downhill. The State Hornet, Retrieved from http://www.statehornet.com/entertainment/lyrical-content-is-going-downhill/article_8e888120-2def-11e2-8424-0019bb30f31a.html
– This article talks about the content of music today compared to how it was in the past. It uses the example of depth, saying the lyrics of today’s music are much more shallow than in the past.
The Echo Nest, (2013, Sep 19). People liked their music fastest in the 80s. Message posted to http://blog.echonest.com/post/61686021710/people-liked-their-music-fastest-in-the-80s
-This blog talks about the tempo of music and how it has changed over time. It shows that the slowest tempo of music came during the 60s with blues, and the fastest came in the 80s with disco.
Daredevils2268. (2011, Aug 6). How music has changed over the years. Video posted to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwLRhT6dZHA
-This video takes popular songs from several different years in history and plays them in sequence. This video is useful because it is easy to hear the differences within the lyrics and style of the music from year to year.
Themauler12345. (2012, Nov 11). Music melody- a history of the evolution of music (1928-2012). Video posted to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf7ALnAV_sU
-This video provides a very complete comparison of music over the years. I would like to make something like this for my project so this is very helpful.
Barker, O. (2013, Oct 29). Katy perry to naked female pop stars: put it away. Retrieved from http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/10/29/katy-perry-tells-naked-female-pop-stars-to-put-it-away/3294149/
– This website cites an interview with pop star Katy Perry. Katy addresses the phenomenon of scandalous behavior amongst pop stars today and weighs in with her opinion.
Scaruffi, P. (2009). The history of rock music. Retrieved from http://www.scaruffi.com/history/cpt1.html
– This website provides an in-depth look at what influenced rock music in different decades and how that has changed. It talks about specific people that were/are influential and relevant.