The anti-Soviet protests of Bulgaria from 1999 to 2001 were accompanied by the fresh beats of various techno DJs and artists. Although techno was beloved prior to the protests, it became the backdrop of anti-Soviet sentiment after the biggest techno clubs took an active part in national protests against the Bulgarian Socialist Party. It was so important to Bulgaria’s spirit of democracy that the newly elected opposition president at the time supported the protests by powering the techno DJs to blast their music using electricity from the presidential building. Read full article here
Why Do Modern Pop Songs Have So Many Credited Writers?
The music industry has changed dramatically over the last few decades – with the number of songwriters credited on number one hits more than doubling. This is due to a combination of factors, including money, the computer and a changing definition of what songwriting is. For example, if The Beatles’ classic “I Feel Fine” was released today, it would likely have four writers credited instead of two, due to the influence of producers, samples and interpolations. With the rise of lawsuits, artists now preemptively add songwriter credits to their songs, even if the similarities between their song and the source material are coincidental. It all goes to show that the music industry is becoming more complex and competitive. Read full article here