Reaction: Old Taylor Swift Fans Denounce Her Current Pop Persona

Your Professor David Kirk Philp was quoted (again) about Taylor Swift and her switch from country to pop. Why the obsession? And what’s next for Ms. Swift? Click to read.

Thoughts About Miley Cyrus, Album Sales, & Hype

Reaction: Like It Or Not, Taylor Swift Is On To Something With Her Streaming Strategy

If you didn’t know (or care), Taylor Swift’s new album, Reputation, is not available on streaming services, like Spotify and Apple Music.  Instead, you need to buy physical product or download it.  Why? Click to understand it all.

Thoughts On Taylor Swift’s Master Plan, Part II

Your Professor Philp was requested to answer a number of questions for an article in BuzzFeed about Taylor Swift. Click to see Part II of the original Q&A!

Thoughts On Taylor Swift’s Master Plan, Part I

Your Professor David Kirk Philp was requested to answer a number of questions for an article in BuzzFeed about Taylor Swift. Click to see the original Q&A!

the power of music

The Power of Music – How Do You Feel?

The most powerful music is the kind that helps people express their own feelings,and incites an emotional response. The ultimate example of this power is when music is the basis of a social movement. Music’s power lies in it’s ability to reach our deepest emotions and inspire us to act and feel.

Where Words Fail, Music Speaks

Where Words Fail, Music Speaks

Music is a way to escape society for many people around the world. We are all expected to think or even look a certain way, when in reality, we shouldn’t have to. Click to read student Melanie Gomez’s feelings about how “where words fail, music speaks.”

DEAR MUSIC: IT’S ABOUT MAKING A CONNECTION

Dear Music, You’ve always been able to connect with people but lately you’ve been more concerned with sales. Don’t you realize connecting with fans equals sales. WP student Bianca Russo explores.

Good Songs Can Be From Any Genre: Proof In A Playlist

Good Songs Can Be From Any Genre: Proof In A Playlist

WP Music Biz student Jenette Elizabeth grew up listening to many styles of music. Here’s a playlist of her favorite songs that ranges from Alison Krauss and Alan Jackson, to Evanescence and Three Days Grace, to Imogen Heap and Cirque Du Soleil…and everything in between! Maybe there’s a song you would like…? Click to find out!

Your Weekly Music/Entertainment Industry Social Media Wrap-Up

Your Weekly Music/Entertainment Industry Social Media Wrap-Up (March 24)

Your Weekly Music/Entertainment Industry Social Media Wrap-Up (March 24) covering music’s top money-makers in 2013, the history of recorded music in 90 seconds, and internship opportunities.

Thoughts About Miley Cyrus, Album Sales, & Hype

Miley Cyrus – with her twerking and all of the publicity she’s gotten, she’s got to be the #1 artist in the world, right? Or at least the top female artist. Looking at sales, streams and tour grosses, we compare her to 4 other artists. The results may surprise you.