“Can classical music survive in the music industry with popular music these days?”

If you compared the number of classical music views to pop music views on Youtube, what would the difference be? The highest number of views for classical music recording is the Budapest Strings’ performance of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with 243M views. By contrast, the highest number of views for popular music recording is Baby… Continue reading “Can classical music survive in the music industry with popular music these days?”

Oberlin’s Lack of Musical Opportunities for College Students

Oberlin College and Conservatory unequally distribute musical opportunities for their students. Oberlin has a renowned music program, yet accessing those resources is actually quite difficult for students in the college — like myself. While the college and conservatory are separate entities, the lines that separate them are often blurry. They share a campus, mailing list,… Continue reading Oberlin’s Lack of Musical Opportunities for College Students

Bridging the Gap: An Exploration of Hip-Hop Greatness

Like all music, hip-hop is constantly evolving stylistically and lyrically. However, in recent years rap has become progressively more mainstream, and now is the dominant genre in the music industry. Though this increase in popularity is exciting for hip-hop fans, it does not come without a downside. With this shift into the mainstream, more and… Continue reading Bridging the Gap: An Exploration of Hip-Hop Greatness