Music

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. 

Pop artist SIA

Exploring SIA's persona: the famous artist who covers her face

Article
Juul Seuren
17/03/2021
13 minutes to read

Sia is an Australian singer-songwriter who wears a wig to obscure her face and protect her privacy. This article investigates how Sia's persona as an (absent) artist and celebrity is constructed. 

A still from We Are Chaos' official video

We Are Chaos: A world too chaotic for Marilyn Manson (Marilyn Manson)

Review
Vinicio Ntouvlis
15/09/2020
12 minutes to read

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.

This article seeks to explorer the way in which world politics appear in local music.

Pop music and Trump: World politics in local popular music

Paper
Renske Jacobs
17/08/2020
14 minutes to read

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, Korean pop, pop music, digital culture

K-pop and digital culture

File

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. 

Lady Gaga on the red carpet

Little Monsters: The fans behind Lady Gaga

Article
Juul Seuren
06/04/2020
11 minutes to read

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.