Pop Unmuted 6: Listening to the Internet and Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk"
On Episode Six of Pop Unmuted, we discuss the effects of online music streaming and the postmodernism of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars's "Uptown Funk".
Pop Unmuted is a podcast dedicated to the in-depth discussion of pop music from varying academic and critical perspectives. On Episode Six, hosts Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge are joined by music journalist Kira Grunenberg and University of Chicago Doctoral student Brad Spiers to discuss online music streaming and its affect on music consumption and the industry at large. Then they dissect Mark Ronson's latest single featuring Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk", and the sociopolitical implications of the music industry's postmodern retromania.
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Scott Interrante is a contributing writer to PopMatters and a Master's student in musicology at CUNY Hunter College.
Kurt Trowbridge is a music blogger, web developer and designer.
Kira Grunenberg is a music journalist with a Master's degree in Performing Arts Administration from New York University.
Brad Spiers is a doctoral student at the University of Chicago where he specializes in music technology, mass media, and film sound.
Splash image: screen capture from the video to "Uptown Funk"