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22FA MUS260-02 HISTORY OF ROCK 1416
Make an argument for or against the practice that proliferated in the mid 1950 of major record labels watching the R&B charts for potential hits and then “covering” the original artist’s song for the pop market. Were black artists cheated, or were these cover versions understandable within the context of music-business practice of the day?
Mere opinion will NOT be accepted. As with any college level scholarly paper, you MUST support your views with citational reference to authoritative sources (e.g., the textbook, authoritative peer reviewed journals, authoritative websites, etc…) Citation of sources that are not recognized authorities in the scholarly field of music and/or musicology will not be accepted.
Write between 250 and 300 words (not including footnotes, bibliography, or inline references). Because of the word count restriction you will likely need to get right the point and dispense with any and all unnecessary information. The restriction of word count is part of your challenge in this assignment. Submissions with above or below the requisite word count will not be accepted.
Respond to one of your class-mates posts with between 250 and 300 words and either confirm or refute their conclusions with support of your own. Do NOT simply agree or disagree and/or use only examples the original author mentioned. Find your own angle to support your viewpoint. Your response essay will be graded by the same standards as your initial essay. Therefore you MUST support your views with citational reference to authoritative sources.
you will have 72 hours in which to post your initial post and another 48 hours in which to post a response to a classmate’s initial post. All deadlines are final and there will be no exceptions.
A formal scholarly style of writing will be required at all times and casual posts with poor grammar and little or no evidence of mindful forethought, research, and composition will NOT be accepted.