The Philosophy of Popular Music

by Andreas Saugstad

The cultural phenomenon most widespread in the world today, perhaps next after television, is popular music. Almost all places where people gather informally – buying clothes, going to a cafe or a nightclub, you will hear pop music. Song-writers such as Sting, Phil Collins, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, the members of Cranberries, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and others are heard over most of the Western world, but also outside Europe and North America.

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