2015: Diversity in the Music Industry:
Why representation is important.

Pew Research: Forty Years After Woodstock




Forbes: A Playbook for Pushing the Needle On Diversity in Music
2017 Article Highlights:
 

Female artists comprise only 7.9% of rosters at North America's major talent agencies;

- Statistics have been crucial in elevating public awareness of music diversity issues,
where are the numbers about people of color & LGBTQ+ in the music industry?

- Google and Apple—both influential players in the digital music space—
recently made multimillion-dollar investments in diversity
($150 million and $50 million, respectively)

- "Just because we get more underrepresented people in the room
doesn't mean that the best crop of diverse talent will naturally and organically
bubble to the top. That's why employee engagement and retention is just as important
to our strategy as widening the applicant funnel itself.”



 

 

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MCOM 105: Fall 2016      Diversity in Music Videos

Students were assigned to bring in music links for songs that address
contemporary diversity attitudes and issues:
Race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or disabilities
 

 

 

 


 
 

 
 
 


 
 




 



Links to other diversity related songs offered by individuals in that class:

 
 
 

 

 1. Mary Lambert - She Keeps Me Warms: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhqH-r7Xj0E

2. The Veronicas -
On Your Side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXQ6QNLcJL8
3. Barak Obama -
Yes We Can: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjXyqcx-mYY
4. Katy Perry -
Firework: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGJuMBdaqIw
 
   

"Clear" - Dumbfoundead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSj_UHBzm9w
"Grown Woman" - Beyonce
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3MjxWn5W9M#t=9.229937
"Suddenly I See" - KT Tunstall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AEoUa0Hlso
"BitchSlut" - Anna Wise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_0ojDuOHyU
"Decrease My Waist, Increase my Wage" - Anna Wise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbvDQx5CqWo
"Coming Home" - Leon Bridges
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTrKkqE9p1o
"Beautiful People" - A$AP Ferg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9974U_A8s3w
"Don't Touch My Hair" - Solange Knowles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTtrnDbOQAU
"Queen of Peace" - Florence + the Machine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSM0lLbVYOo
"Borders" - M.I.A.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-Nw7HbaeWY

 
Common - The Corner ft. The Last Poets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mnKNr2Tiq8
 
    2pac-Changes
https://youtu.be/Ay9BWM8lwOA
 
Childish Gambino - Redbone
https://youtu.be/Kp7eSUU9oy8
 
    Common, John Legend - Glory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUZOKvYcx_o
 

White Privilege II - Macklemore 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_rl4ZGdy34 (Song Lyrics:)http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/macklemore/whiteprivilegeii.html
Taylor Swift - Shake it Off
Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams
   

Michael Jackson Black or White: 
Macklemore - Same Love:
Michael Jackson - They Don’t Really Care About Us:

 
 
Lecrae - Just Like You
https://youtu.be/IiDOyQCCpKs

 
    Hozier - Take Me To Church
https://youtu.be/MYSVMgRr6pw
 

 


M.I.A - Borders
   
Hurt me soul - Lupe Fiasco (Lyrics)
https://youtu.be/DSfuvu2Z0cc

Tupac Shakur -
2pac-Changes https://youtu.be/Ay9BWM8lwOA

Tupac-Keep Ya Head Up w/LYRICS
https://youtu.be/8V0cfqqRYSs
 
6 Powerful music videos on social issues
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/12/27/music-videos-2015
 
    The Black Eyed Peas - #WHERESTHELOVE ft. The World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsRMoWYGLNA
 

Jennifer Hudson - I Still Love You
https://youtu.be/WN5dNoBFIdc
Melanie Fiona - I Tried
https://youtu.be/nWvEQKUsg2c
Lady Gaga - Til It Happens To You
https://youtu.be/ZmWBrN7QV6Y
 
     

PWR BTTM - I Wanna Boi 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqwwkETs4TU
Angle Haze - Same Love "Freestyle" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XNix3Pf_c4

 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Same Love
Nas- I Can
DOCUMENTARIES:
Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes
Barack & Curtis: Manhood, Power, & Respect
 
   

The Black Eyed Peas - Where Is The Love?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpYeekQkAdc
Beyoncé - If I Were A Boy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWpsOqh8q0M
Christina Aguilera - Beautiful
https://youtu.be/eAfyFTzZDMM?list=RDg100PIquOYY
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - SAME LOVE feat.
MARY LAMBERT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlVBg7_08n0
 
 
Lupe Fiasco - Bitch Bad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3m3t_PxiUI
 
    A Tribe Called Quest - We The People.... (Lyric Video)
https://youtu.be/eAoqWu6wmfI
 

D'Angelo and the Vanguard - The Charade
    Maya Jupiter - Madre Tierra feat Los Cojolites 
https://youtu.be/7WMTvpoqOR8

Ciara - Like A Boy
https://youtu.be/_HKH7Emy1SY
 
Salt-N-Pepa - Let's Talk About Sex
https://youtu.be/ydrtF45-y-g

Marvin Gaye: Sexual Healing
https://youtu.be/rjlSiASsUIs
 
    Upbeat Diversity Message Songs:

GOT TO GIVE IT UP- Marvin Gaye
https://youtu.be/fp7Q1OAzITM

I want a Bear  (LGBTQ)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VM1ir7sfqA


Thanks to all for the insightful Fall 2016 Semester music video submissions!

 

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