Blog Post #7
When Krokowski said, “the marginal-the rejected-the repressed-is whatever the powerful have decided is of no use at the moment.” He means that the way we once knew music was by listening to records and CDs or going into the record stores, and when the “powerful” decide it’s no use at the moment, it means they create different, better ways to deliver the music to us. As the world develops, they introduce more advanced ways in which we can access music. As of today, we have everything at our fingertips, where we can access music easier. He mentioned that Spotify, Amazon, and Apple, etc, will design the music based on what we already know and want without your participation to keep playing; the algorithm will know what you want.
Music indicates the differences between the powerful and the marginalized in the sense that the powerful have the power to do as they please and introduce innovative ways in which one listens to music. As the world continues to develop, more things will be advanced, and people will accept the new ways as it is easier and not having to listen to CD’s or go to the store for music because it’s an old way of life. The marginalized, compared to the powerful, are unimportant and powerless; if they decide they don’t want to accept the new way of accessing music and want to stick to the old fashion ways, they will have limited access because most places will upgrade or will go out of business, because of how the music is much more accessible.
The distinctions Krukowski draws between being “surprised” by music and “discovering” music means that is not the same as discovering, it is what we’re already like and comfortable with. Discovering music is something we haven’t heard before, but will probably like based on our music selection.
The forced exposure carries a lot of titles that are physically the office, listens to every release, and writes about it, ultimately allowing people to discover records that they were unaware of, while Spotify is digital music that is readily accessible to the type of music we already know.