White Paper – music0392

Hypothesis: TikTok is improving popular music rather than degrading it with its trends.

I will be researching how TikTok allows multiple styles of music and smaller artists to flourish where they couldn’t on radio.

Source 1: https://tomperkins.plymouthcreate.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Final-Paper-Tom-and-Olivia-1.pdf 

Background: This article discusses the popularity of niche songs on the app TikTok, and the different reactions from both the artists and fans, whether it be negative or positive. 

How I Intend to Use It: I will use this article to give examples of older or lesser known artists gaining popularity from their songs trending on TikTok.

Source 2: https://baec.aua.am/files/2021/10/Lalageh-Khosravian-What-Has-Changes-in-the-Music-Industry-from-Traditional-to-Digitalization-of-Music-and-Platform-Capitalisation-Spotify-vs.-Tiktok.pdf 

Background: This article compares and contrasts the popular songs on Spotify from the popular songs on TikTok, and how TikTok is affecting Spotify’s streaming numbers.

How I Intend to Use It: I will use this article to show the different types of songs that are getting big numbers because of TikTok. 

Source 3: https://scholarworks.calstate.edu/downloads/r781wp37g 

Background: This article studies how artists can use TikTok as a tool to market their music.

How I Intend to Use It: I will use this article to explain how TikTok is important to smaller artists and how its variety of genres can help them grow.

Source 4: https://etd.ohiolink.edu/apexprod/rws_etd/send_file/send?accession=bgsu1652457831560222&disposition=inline 

Background: This paper discusses the relationship between music and sounds on TikTok and people in the LGBTQ+ community, and how the app can help raise awareness of discrimination or other issues.

How I Intend to Use It: I will use this paper to show how TikTok’s culture and music is helpful to create more inclusive environments. 

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3 Responses to White Paper – music0392

  1. music0392 says:

    I put this in Feedback Please just to let you know I’ve gotten done the White Paper now and I am working on the Definition Argument essay. Sorry that I have been falling behind a lot but I also wanted to let you know I posted my notes for 1/26, 1/31, 2/2, 2/7, 2/9, 2/14, and 2/16. Thank you!


  2. davidbdale says:

    Thanks, Music! I appreciate the Update and your new work. This White Paper will pass for now, but while you’re working on your Definition Argument, you should be making notes about your sources WHILE YOU’RE READING THEM in the White Paper, the best way to begin drafting your short arguments.


  3. davidbdale says:

    Good start, actually. Popular opinion would be that new social media platforms are disastrous for content producers such as musicians, but the counterintuitive notion that the platform opens up opportunities for composers and performers whose creations can thrive and build audience on the basis of tiny clips is refreshing. You have a long way to go, and I hope you’ll engage me in the process. Let’s get started!


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