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?
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.
We Are Chaos: A world too chaotic for Marilyn Manson (Marilyn Manson)
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Marilyn Manson's 11th album shows signs of maturity as it reflects on how the shock rocker figure has become irrelevant. Mixing varying musical influences, the album makes for a solid rock listen with some inspired lyrical content.
Globalization has changed the production of music. In this paper, we explore the way in which world politics appear in local music and how audiences engage with this, through two case studies of songs by De Staat and The 1975.
K-Pop has become a global phenomenon. How come Korean bands conquer the world? What make these pop-idols so popular and what role do their fans play? This and much more, can be found out in this new Diggit file. The focus of this file is on the rise of K-Pop in the context of digitalization and digital culture.
Pop artist and icon Lady Gaga has a huge fanbase who call themselves Little Monsters. These Little Monsters can be described as a social group. This article introduces them and focuses on how they function as a group in today's society.