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Modern music hits and renaissance painters

Came across this piece from the New Yorker on a composer who’s had almost as many hits as the Beatles — and yet, is virtually unknown. He also prefers it that way.

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/blank-space-what-kind-of-genius-is-max-martin

The article brings interesting comparisons between modern music and renaissance painting workshops, where cohorts of students worked together, under the guidance of a famous master. It also explains why many modern hits from the US sound like… 1990s Euro Dance (hello, Taylor Swift…).

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