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Index Music journalism

Music journalism (or "music criticism") is media criticism and reporting about popular music topics, including pop music, rock music, and related styles. [1]

91 relations: Album, Alfred Brendel, Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, Andy Secher, Ann Powers, Anne Midgette, Art music, Axl Rose, Background music, Band (rock and pop), Beyoncé, Blue-eyed soul, Bob Guccione Jr., Bruce Springsteen, Carl Wilson (writer), Charles Rosen, City, University of London, Classical music, Concerto, Creem, Critical race theory, Critical theory, Dan Fogelberg, Ellen Willis, Entertainment journalism, Ernst Krenek, Frank Zappa, Franz Liszt, Get in the Ring, Greil Marcus, Guns N' Roses, Hector Berlioz, James William Davison, Jezebel (website), Jody Rosen, Kelefa Sanneh, Kembrew McLeod, Lester Bangs, List of Cambridge Companions to Music, List of writers on popular music, Los Angeles Times, Melody Maker, Music, Music criticism, Music store, Music theory, Music: What Happened?, Musical composition, Nashville Scene, Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, ..., New York (magazine), Newspaper, Niccolò Paganini, Nick Kent, Paul Hindemith, Peter G. Davis, Phil Collins, Pop music, Popular music, Raga, Ray Gun (magazine), Record shop, Robert Christgau, Robert Schumann, Rock music, Rockism and poptimism, Rolling Stone, Romanticism, Scott Miller (pop musician), Sheet music, Simon Frith, Singing, Slate (magazine), Social media, Spin (magazine), Symphony, The Baltimore Sun, The Boston Globe, The Monthly, The Musical Times, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New York Sun, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Star-Ledger, The Times, The Washington Post, Tiny Tim (musician), Tris McCall, Yale University. Expand index (41 more) »


An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, audio tape or another medium.

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Alfred Brendel

Alfred Brendel KBE (born 5 January 1931) is an Austrian pianist, poet and author, known particularly for his performances of Mozart, Schubert, Schoenberg, and especially Beethoven.

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Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung

The Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung (General music newspaper) was a German-language periodical published in the 19th century.

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Andy Secher

Andy Secher, based in New York City, is the long-time editor of Hit Parader, a magazine geared for the heavy metal rock and roll audience.

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Ann Powers

Ann K. Powers (born February 4, 1964) is an American writer and pop music critic.

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Anne Midgette

Anne Midgette is an American journalist and classical music critic.

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Art music

Art music (alternately called classical music, cultivated music, serious music, and canonic music) is music that implies advanced structural and theoretical considerationsJacques Siron, "Musique Savante (Serious music)", Dictionnaire des mots de la musique (Paris: Outre Mesure): 242.

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Background music

Background music refers to the various styles of music or soundscapes primarily intended to be passively listened to.

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Band (rock and pop)

A rock band or pop band is a small musical ensemble which performs rock music, pop music or a related genre.

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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and businesswoman.

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Blue-eyed soul

Blue-eyed soul (also known as white soul) is rhythm and blues and soul music performed by white artists.

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Bob Guccione Jr.

Robert Charles Guccione Jr. (born September 19, 1955) is the eldest son of ''Penthouse'' founder Bob Guccione.

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his work with the E Street Band.

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Carl Wilson (writer)

Carl Wilson is a Canadian music critic who works for The Globe and Mail and started the Zoilus blog.

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Charles Rosen

Charles Welles Rosen (May 5, 1927December 9, 2012) was an American pianist and writer on music.

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City, University of London

City, University of London is a public research university in London, United Kingdom.

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Classical music

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.

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A concerto (plural concertos, or concerti from the Italian plural) is a musical composition usually composed in three movements, in which, usually, one solo instrument (for instance, a piano, violin, cello or flute) is accompanied by an orchestra or concert band.

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Creem (which is always capitalized in print as CREEM despite the magazine's nameplate appearing in mostly lower case letters), "America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine", was a monthly rock 'n' roll publication first published in March 1969 by Barry Kramer and founding editor Tony Reay.

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Critical race theory

Critical race theory (CRT) is a theoretical framework in the social sciences that uses critical theory to examine society and culture as they relate to categorizations of race, law, and power.

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Critical theory

Critical theory is a school of thought that stresses the reflective assessment and critique of society and culture by applying knowledge from the social sciences and the humanities.

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Dan Fogelberg

Daniel Grayling Fogelberg (August 13, 1951 – December 16, 2007) was an American musician, songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist.

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Ellen Willis

Ellen Jane Willis (December 14, 1941 – November 9, 2006) was an American left-wing political essayist, journalist, activist, feminist, and pop music critic.

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Entertainment journalism

Entertainment journalism is any form of journalism that focuses on the entertainment business and its products.

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Ernst Krenek

Ernst Krenek (August 23, 1900December 22, 1991) was an Austrian, later American, composer of Czech origin.

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Frank Zappa

Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, composer, activist and filmmaker.

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Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt (Liszt Ferencz, in modern usage Liszt Ferenc;Liszt's Hungarian passport spelt his given name as "Ferencz". An orthographic reform of the Hungarian language in 1922 (which was 36 years after Liszt's death) changed the letter "cz" to simply "c" in all words except surnames; this has led to Liszt's given name being rendered in modern Hungarian usage as "Ferenc". From 1859 to 1867 he was officially Franz Ritter von Liszt; he was created a Ritter (knight) by Emperor Francis Joseph I in 1859, but never used this title of nobility in public. The title was necessary to marry the Princess Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein without her losing her privileges, but after the marriage fell through, Liszt transferred the title to his uncle Eduard in 1867. Eduard's son was Franz von Liszt. 22 October 181131 July 1886) was a prolific 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, organist, philanthropist, author, nationalist and a Franciscan tertiary during the Romantic era.

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Get in the Ring

"Get in the Ring" is the fifth song on the Guns N' Roses album Use Your Illusion II.

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Greil Marcus

Greil Marcus (born June 19, 1945) is an American author, music journalist and cultural critic.

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Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses, often abbreviated as GNR, is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985.

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Hector Berlioz

Louis-Hector Berlioz; 11 December 1803 – 8 March 1869) was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique, Harold en Italie, Roméo et Juliette, Grande messe des morts (Requiem), L'Enfance du Christ, Benvenuto Cellini, La Damnation de Faust, and Les Troyens. Berlioz made significant contributions to the modern orchestra with his Treatise on Instrumentation. He specified huge orchestral forces for some of his works, and conducted several concerts with more than 1,000 musicians. He also composed around 50 compositions for voice, accompanied by piano or orchestra. His influence was critical for the further development of Romanticism, especially in composers like Richard Wagner, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, and Gustav Mahler.

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James William Davison

James William Davison (5 October 1813 – 24 March 1885) was an English journalist, known as the music critic of The Times.

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Jezebel (website)

Jezebel is a liberal blog geared towards women, under the tagline "Celebrity, Sex, Fashion for Women.

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Jody Rosen

Jody Rosen (born June 21, 1969 in New York City) is an American journalist and author.

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Kelefa Sanneh

Kelefa T. Sanneh (born 1975) is an English American journalist and music critic.

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Kembrew McLeod

Kembrew McLeod is an American artist, activist, and professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa.

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Lester Bangs

Leslie Conway "Lester" Bangs (December 14, 1948 – April 30, 1982) was an American music journalist, critic, author, and musician.

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List of Cambridge Companions to Music

The Cambridge Companions to Music form a book series published by Cambridge University Press.

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List of writers on popular music

This is a list of writers on popular music.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.

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Melody Maker

Melody Maker was a British weekly music magazine, one of the world's earliest music weeklies, and—according to its publisher IPC Media—the earliest.

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Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time.

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Music criticism

The Oxford Companion to Music defines music criticism as 'the intellectual activity of formulating judgements on the value and degree of excellence of individual works of music, or whole groups or genres'.

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Music store

A music store or musical instrument store is a retail business that sells musical instruments and related equipment and accessories.

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Music theory

Music theory is the study of the practices and possibilities of music.

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Music: What Happened?

Music: What Happened? is a book of music criticism by Scott Miller, leader of the bands Game Theory and The Loud Family.

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Musical composition

Musical composition can refer to an original piece of music, either a song or an instrumental music piece, the structure of a musical piece, or the process of creating or writing a new song or piece of music.

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Nashville Scene

Nashville Scene is an alternative newsweekly in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Neue Zeitschrift für Musik

Die Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (New Journal of Music) is a music magazine, co-founded in Leipzig by Robert Schumann, his teacher and future father-in law Friedrich Wieck, and his close friend Ludwig Schuncke.

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New York (magazine)

New York is an American biweekly magazine concerned with life, culture, politics, and style generally, and with a particular emphasis on New York City.

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A newspaper is a periodical publication containing written information about current events.

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Niccolò Paganini

Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (27 October 178227 May 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer.

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Nick Kent

Nick Kent (born 24 December 1951) is a British rock critic and musician.

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Paul Hindemith

Paul Hindemith (16 November 1895 – 28 December 1963) was a prolific German composer, violist, violinist, teacher and conductor.

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Peter G. Davis

Peter Graffam Davis (born 1936)Rooney, Terrie M. (ed.). (1999).

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Phil Collins

Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor.

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Pop music

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.

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Popular music

Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.

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A raga or raaga (IAST: rāga; also raag or ragam; literally "coloring, tingeing, dyeing") is a melodic framework for improvisation akin to a melodic mode in Indian classical music.

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Ray Gun (magazine)

Ray Gun was an American alternative rock-and-roll magazine, first published in 1992 in Santa Monica, California.

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Record shop

A record shop or record store is a retail outlet that sells recorded music.

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Robert Christgau

Robert Thomas Christgau (born April 18, 1942) is an American essayist and music journalist.

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Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann (8 June 181029 July 1856) was a German composer and an influential music critic.

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Rock music

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

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Rockism and poptimism

Rockism is the belief in the superiority of certain rock music values, which often results in discrimination and prejudice against other forms of popular music.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

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Romanticism (also known as the Romantic era) was an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century, and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850.

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Scott Miller (pop musician)

Scott Miller (April 4, 1960 – April 15, 2013) was a singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known for his work as leader of the 1980s band Game Theory and 1990s band The Loud Family, and as the author of a 2010 book of music criticism.

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Sheet music

Sheet music is a handwritten or printed form of music notation that uses modern musical symbols to indicate the pitches (melodies), rhythms or chords of a song or instrumental musical piece.

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Simon Frith

Simon Webster Frith OBE (born 1946) is a British sociomusicologist, and former rock critic, who specializes in popular music culture.

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Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques.

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Slate (magazine)

Slate is an online magazine that covers current affairs, politics, and culture in the United States from a liberal perspective.

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Social media

Social media are computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.

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Spin (magazine)

Spin is an American music magazine founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. The magazine stopped running in print in 2012 and currently runs as a webzine.

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A symphony is an extended musical composition in Western classical music, most often written by composers for orchestra.

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The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in the American state of Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.

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The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe (sometimes abbreviated as The Globe) is an American daily newspaper founded and based in Boston, Massachusetts, since its creation by Charles H. Taylor in 1872.

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The Monthly

The Monthly is an Australian national magazine of politics, society and the arts, which is published eleven times per year on a monthly basis except the December/January issue.

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The Musical Times

The Musical Times is an academic journal of classical music edited and produced in the United Kingdom and currently the oldest such journal still being published in that country.

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The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is an encyclopedic dictionary of music and musicians.

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The New York Sun

The New York Sun was an American daily newspaper published in Manhattan from 2002 to 2008.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia Inquirer is a morning daily newspaper that serves the Philadelphia metropolitan area of the United States.

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The Star-Ledger

The Star-Ledger is the largest circulated newspaper in the U.S. state of New Jersey and is based in Newark.

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The Times

The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.

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Tiny Tim (musician)

Herbert Buckingham Khaury (April 12, 1932 – November 30, 1996), known professionally as Tiny Tim, was an American singer, most of the time ukulele player, and musical archivist.

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Tris McCall

Tris McCall is a music journalist, novelist, and rock musician from Hudson County, New Jersey, described by The New York Times as "the plugged-in, Internet-era muse of Jersey City." In 2010, he became the music critic for the Newark Star-Ledger.

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Yale University

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut.

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