Music

Promotion and storytelling in Hopeless Fountain Kingdom by Halsey

Paper
Hanan Faour
20/05/2022
10 minutes to read

This paper explores the ways in which the transmedial extensions of Halsey's concept album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom function as both a means of artistic exploration, as well as promotional tools. 

Ariana Grande Then & Now

Ariana Grande switching from Positions

Article
Marjon Adil
29/08/2022
13 minutes to read

Ariana Grande started her career as the red haired tv series character Cat Valentine. This article analyses the different hairstyles connected to Ariana Grande's public and private personas.

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.

Rhythm and Rebellion - a review of Fela Kuti’s activism and music (Fela Kuti)

Review
Daniel Obubo
30/06/2022
10 minutes to read

This review looks into two songs by Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti, Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense and Sorrow tears and Blood.

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.
 

How the Eurovision Song Contest is political

Article
Beatrijs de Coninck
10/05/2022
8 minutes to read

This essay will focus on how this Eurovision can be seen as a political and intermedial event, and how the music contest, besides entertainment, is used as political influence worldwide.

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?