The Sound of Victory: The Intersection of Music & Sports

USC Annenberg doctoral candidates Courtney Cox and Perry Johnson discuss the now deeply-intertwined relationship between music and sports, with critical focus on issues of authenticity, identity, citizenship, belonging, space/place, mythology, inclusion/exclusion and multiple understandings of commodification. In this short video, they present some of their fresh, fascinating research on “The Star-Spangled Banner” and its place at American sporting events.

More About The Sound of Victory

Cox and Johnson are covering academically unexplored areas in SoV; Below is a brief roadmap of where they’ve been recently:

Annenberg 2018 Summer Research Fellowship: “The Sound of Victory: Music and Sport in Los Angeles”
VIEW a short presentation.
WATCH the video:


Spring 2018 COMM 307: Sound Clash Lecture

VIEW the class lecture presentation.
WATCH a video overview of music/sport intersections

International Communication Association (ICA) Conference 2017: “O Say Can You See? Patriotism, Performance, and Sport”
READ the abstract.
WATCH video of historic renditions of The Star-Spangled Banner.
CHECK OUT this list: All the national anthem renditions in this video.

Stay tuned for the latest updates!