History of American Popular Music Paper Guidelines
Due: Tuesday, 5/4
Topic: Choose a band or artist from 20th Century Popular Music and discuss the following topics: – Artist: Give an overview of their career: How they started, how they achieved success, major career events, etc. – Genre: What styles/genres of music did they write and/or perform? Who were they influenced by? Which later bands or artists did they influence? – Industry: Which studio/label did they sign with? What was their impact on the music industry, and what impact did the music industry have on them? – Technology: What was the role of technology in their career? What new technological ideas or innovations did they contribute? – Social Impact: How did social issues of the time impact their music and their career? Did their music/career have any lasting social impact?
– Minimum length of 5 pages, double spaced, standard font (11pt) and margins.
– Please include a separate title page with the following information:
Title (Including name of band/artist) Your Name MUS.132.60
– Please include a Reference page at the end with a minimum of 5 sources. Please only use physical sources or well-researched online sources.
– You may use whichever paper format you choose (MLA, Chicago, etc.). Please cite your sources and quotes. (Please use quotes sparingly, and only when necessary)
– Reminder: Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will result in an automatic zero. Plagiarism includes copying directly from your sources, not using proper quotes or citations, or otherwise presenting someone elseâ€™s writing as your own. Please use your own thoughts and narrative when structuring and writing your paper.