Music

Spotify Wrapped abstract visual

What does your Spotify Wrapped say about you?

Article
Ruben den Boer
13/01/2022
10 minutes to read

Spotify Wrapped has become a fun holiday tradition. But in reality, it actually says something about the identity you portray online, contemporary culture, and the influence of tech companies.

Vinyl posts on Instagram

The fandom of vinyl collecting on Instagram

Paper
Simone Sprangers
25/10/2021
25 minutes to read

There is a whole community of vinyl collectors on Instagram. These vinyl collectors have very specific fan practices. This article answers the following question: What can the vinyl community on Instagram tell us about fandom? 

Eurobeat and Para Para Dance: An Italian-Japanese Relationship

Paper
Nathaly Yumi da Silva
05/07/2021
10 minutes to read

This paper presents, from a cultural perspective of globalization, the case study of the relationship between Eurobeat music genre, originated from Italy, and Para Para, a dance style from Japan.
 

Ratatouille Musical poster

Ratatousical: what the TikTok musical says about society

Paper
Emma Wieringa
26/04/2021
9 minutes to read

During the pandemic, people have had a lot of extra time to start (creative) projects, such as creating a musical on TikTok about Disney's Ratatouille. What does this musical reveal about our society in times of a pandemic?

Viral music on TikTok

Article
Marieke Weeda
10/03/2021
10 minutes to read

This article takes a closer look at the usage of music on TikTok, how songs can rise to virality on this platform, and what consequences this has for artists and the music industry.

Dynamite Reaches 100 Million Views on YouTube

How the Kpop Community Uses YouTube’s Algorithm to Their Benefit

Article
Angela Veltman
27/09/2021
11 minutes to read

The mainstream media was surprised when BTS broke the record for most views in 24 hours on a video for their song Dynamite with 101 million views. This was the goal set to be achieved by BTS’ fandom. But how did they do this?

The Metamorphosis of Patti Smith

Article
Nina Groeskamp
12/01/2022
12 minutes to read

Is Patti Smith a celebrity or public intellectual? This article analyses her main role through the perspective of these two models. She is a different assemblage, playing different roles on each occasion.