Wake Up! Created By Bosq, Credited To Purple Disco Machine, & Sold By The Press For Mass Consumption

This is a persuasive/argumentative paper & the goal is to offer a convincing perspective to the reader that supports a specific point of view. These are just possible examples — hypothetically, someone might choose any ONE of these to explore more deeply.

Examples include:
the artist’s relationship to representation or identity
the artist’s relationship to technology
the artist’s political position (or lack thereof)
the artist’s relationship to record labels
the artist’s relationship to streaming.

Please DO NOT focus on/go into depth regarding any of these above examples.
The chosen topic of my paper is centered around the topics of:
– appropriation & ethics
– inappropriately assigning credit
– positional power dynamics between/among artists
– borrowing within the culture of dance music culture
– is there a collective responsibility responsibility to do things a certain way?
– is it possible for artists to take measure to protect their work?
all of this is more throughly outlined in the attached prompt.

Specific examples from the artist’s life/career/music are required to support your argument.
At least 5 bibliographic sources are required
2 being from academic scholarship.

Length:
approximately 8 pages.
All papers should be double spaced
12-point type
with a bibliography of works cited
complete credits for musical works used

please use the following collection of resources to help:
https://www.canva.com/design/DAFLgyeZJ9U/3tu7TBY5-XAqSejxmkwptg/view?utm_content=DAFLgyeZJ9U&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishsharelink

Here is the prompt — I’ve included more detail so it should feel very clear…

A: Who is Bosq?

B: His Latest Collab w/ Purple Disco Machine Is Called Wake Up

– ex. point (#1) In 4 out of 5 write ups/articles, journalists/interviewers lead their audiences to view the perceive the track as Purple Disco Machine’s work more so than Bosq’s (the originator’s) work

– ex. point (#2)The artist metadata for the track on Spotify, youtube & all other online platforms also lists Purple Disco Machine first, followed by Bosq & then Kaleta. Spot #1 is usually reserved for the originator/primary artist, but in this instance it’s the remixer, Purple Disco Machine.

C: The Purple Disco Machine remix of Bosq’s original track “Wake Up” raises the following questions:

1: Do participants within dance music culture have a collective duty to uphold impartial standards when it comes to honoring originators?
– what does relevant research say?
– what do experts say?
– based on these string points, it’s fair to say yes/no

2: What’s “industry standard” when it comes to crediting originators for their work in electronic dance music culture?
– what does relevant research say?
– what do experts say?
– based on these string points, it’s fair to say yes/no

3: If there isn’t a commonly accepted standard when it comes to crediting originators for their work in electronic dance music culture, what are the individual & wider implications of a lack thereof?
– what does relevant research say?
– what do experts say?
– based on these string points, it’s fair to say yes/no

4: Does the culture of “borrowing” function as a form of artist suppression?
– what does relevant research say?
– what do experts say?
– based on these string points, it’s fair to say yes/no

5: What are some of the ways originators can legally advocate for themselves (to be credited a specific way & to be represented by the media a specific way) & others, especially those within historically disenfranchised positions?
– what does relevant research say?
– what do experts say?
– based on these string points, it’s fair to say yes/no