appropriation/\musicbiz\/privilege

appropriation n’ privilege in the music biz.

we need more dialogue about this.

just sayin.

potential talking points include:

rags to riches – ‘success’ as excess nightmare

messianic celebrity culture – the egos and the crowds that feed them

indie rock scene – why so white? no time for tokenism when afropunk is right up in your face?

hipster cool – the roots vs. today’s consumer sense (and the racial/class implications of both sides)

queer of color culture – madonna robbed latino and black gay men of everything they created & janis joplin and elvis got rich n famous off big mama thorton (a big black queer singer noone knows who died poor n alone)

black sambo lives – talaam acey says it best:

any other topics of interest?

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