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MUSC 209 Record Labels in Pop Culture
A survey course exploring several record labels started in the 20th century and the impact they had on the music industry, popular culture and society. The course will cover the histories of these record labels, their founders, important artists and releases, executives and record producers. Some of the topics include labels such as Gennett, Sun, Def Jam, Elektra, Interscope, Motown, Blue Note and Chess. In addition the course will survey the current record label climate and structure and how to release your own recordings and start an independent / Do It Yourself record label. (LA)
Prerequisite: MUSC 108 and/or permission of instructor.
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