Fashion and music are inseparable industries, joined at the hip and usually happy to be so. Designers make fabulous clothes for musicians (and concert T’s for their fans); fans emulate their idols, and their idols, in turn, try to capture fresh new trends from the street. It’s a thriving ecosystem… More
In the September 9, 2003 issue of The Christian Science Monitor, Lear Center Senior Fellows David Bollier and Laurie Racine explore why fashion, film, and music take such radically different approaches to the control of creativity.
“The death of the critic” has become a catchphrase when discussing how the Internet has affected arts writing, nowhere more so than in music journalism. But is music criticism dying or being reborn? Ann Powers, of the LA Times, leads this discussion.