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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.



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What Krukowski means by “the marginal-the rejected-the repressed-is whatever the powerful have decided is of no use at the moment.” is that the powerful decide what is important and what is not. He is trying to put significance on the marginalized. Music indicates the differences between the powerful and the marginalized because they both think of music in different ways. They could think of music as negatively or positively. The distinctions Krukowski makes between being surprised by music and discovering music is that you feel different from each. The differences he describes are that surprise is not that helpful and that discovering is based on what we like. The music listening experiences enabled by Forced Exposure are different from platforms like Spotify because there is an algorithm in Spotify. Spotify will show you music similar to what you often listen to because of the algorithm.

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At the beginning of the “Power” episode Krukowaki asserts, “the marginal-the rejected-the represses- is whatever the powerful have decided is of no use at the moment.” He means that people nowadays buy or download music apps online rather than buying CDs from the store physically. Matter of fact, technology has worked so well that people now live in a digital world where they do not go to bookstores, or record stores, or libraries.

In the episode of “power” Krokowsaki draws differences between being “surprised” by music and “discovering” music. I believe that being surprised by music means that the music that we hear every day on our phones using the music apps like Pandora, or Apple music, or Spotify. Moreover, those music apps want to give us music we probably like where we don’t have control over it. On the other hand, “discovering” music means that we go into a bookstore where we can gain so much information. Even Though going to the bookstores, or record stores, or libraries is fundamentally different, when we learn to navigate, we adopt it where we can discover something good.

The music listening experiences by Forced exposure is different from platforms like Spotify. Forced exposure is a music magazine where Jimmy Johnson would listen to every record that comes into his record store so that he would be able to provide knowledge and recommendation to his customers. In other words, forced exposure means buying music from people who recommend us to listen. On the other hand, Spotify is a digital music, podcast, and video service which wants to give us the music we probably like. In addition, it gives us access to millions of songs all over the world and it is done by computers where humans have no control over it.


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  • When Krukowski asserted “the marginal-the rejected-the repressed-is whatever the powerful have decided is of no use at the moment. From what I understand, he meant that in the world of music, there is not everybody’s favorite. It depends on an individual’s test of music. So, some rejected songs from some groups could be another group’s hits. 
  • What he trying to say is sometimes the test of music can identify what position of people in the society. It’s a hierarchy. People who like to listen to mainstream music seem like they are on top of the triangle. On the other hand, people who listen to something different are on the bottom. These people could be marginalized and oppressed.
  • According to Krukowski, being “surprised” by music and “discovering” music are different. The difference between these experiences is a surprise is not a helpful thing. He talked about Facebook and other search engines that usually do not surprise us, but it wants us to feel comfortable with it. On the other hand, going to a bookstore or record shop gives us a different feeling.  We will find something new in the real world, that doesn’t get narrowed down by the algorithm. That is discovering.
  • “Forced exposure” lets the music companies pick songs in order to play on the radio. It’s a lot of various types of music. This doesn’t like Spotify because listeners can predict what they will be listening to. In Spotify, they use the same algorithm which does not help listeners discover a new type of music.



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i think Krukowski means that music is no longer appreciated through CDs. With the new technology in this world everything is so advanced CDs aren’t used anymore. People now listen to music through apps on their phone. The distinction between being surprised by music vs discovering music is when you’re surprised you have no expectations you’re just surprised of the unknown. Vs when you discover something you are looking for it. It’s important because this is how we understand music more. Forced exposure vs listening to music on Spotify is different. When listening to Forced exposure you can listen to lots of music but have to wait to make contact with the artist. Meanwhile with Spotify it provides music based on your interests or mood. Spotify has unlimited amounts of music.

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Krukowski asserts, “the marginal-the rejected-the repressed is whatever the powerful have decided is of no use at the moment.” Then he goes on to say, “ But might it [the marginal-the rejected-the repressed] not to be a key to alternative approaches-to art, to society-to power itself?” what he means is how music companies have a sense of control over listeners. The music companies choose what type of music you like depending on what you listen to. As a listener, your options are limited your stuck not exploring other types of music. For example, when you sign up for Apple Music, they ask you what kind of artists you like, then they customize stations, playlists, and similar artists (popular artists) for you. No music company is going to suggest random music automatically unless you do that on your own. For instance, you usually listen to R&B music and magically see Rock music pop up in your suggestions, which will motivate some listeners to join another music streaming service because they are unfamiliar with that sound. 

The distinctions Krukowski draws between being  “surprised” by music and “discovering” music is when a person finds music that sounds similar to what they like vs. finding music they’re not used to hearing.

Forced exposure allowed music companies to find and listen to thousands of songs and choose what they thought was worth putting out on the radio. Before music was downloadable, people listened to the radio and changed the station until they found something they liked. It might not be the exact song they’re looking for, but it sounds similar. Paul Lamere works on platforms like Spotify to help listen to stream music they are already familiar with quickly. In addition, it gives listeners access to a wide variety of music to choose from.

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  • Krukowski wants to let us know that by the times things change and powerful people or companies decide whether to put  the song on the algorithm or not. Basically the new world of digital music helps artists to reach many people but also can destroy them very easily because they can put them out or in the system or algorithm. The other thing is when they choose to get the power by themselves looking for what they want to hear, therefore they are significant but they have to let the companies know that they are there. I wouldn’t say that they are significant but they basically can live without those ones that they don’t want to be part of.
  • Maybe he is trying to communicate that they are trying to take away what they want from their companies. Meantime they will keep giving to people songs which  have power and what is more significant for a bigger amount of people. But a title amount will be peripheral. At the end all just will depend on how much people listen to the same song or artist that will depend on whether it is marginalized or powerfull.
  • It will be surprising because of how much the music can impact you from hearing it. Meanwhile discovering music is something that you will be in another cultural barrier which is something good too. This is important because you will keep on hearing what surprises you the most. Therefore, it has a combination with discovering.
  • In Forced Exposure magazine, they may not use the same algorithm as spotify and just will show to people all songs on an album. This could be  the big difference and the electronic world that uses spotify may be more innovative. At the end of the day they are not working in the same wave.

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  1. When Krukowski asserted that statement, he means that the higher-ups can decide whether something is still in good use or not. If it’s no longer useful, then it’ll be marginalized, or left out. When Krukowski added that the thing being marginalized could be used as an alternative approach to art, he’s trying to let us know that instead of that piece of art being useless, it could be useful in other instances which can still hold its value. In terms of music, the “powerful” refers to the mainstream culture, and the “marginalized” refers to the music that was once popular. In other words, the music that was once popular eventually gets left out because the mainstream culture sees no use in it anymore.
  2. In the podcast episode, Krukowski distinct the terms “surprised” and “discovering” when it comes to music. Being “surprised” is when people come across a certain type of music similar to what they normally hear. “Discovering” music, on the other hand, is where people listen to music they wouldn’t normally hear, and would still enjoy it. Being  “surprised” and “discovering” music is important because many people nowadays may not be able to discover new types of music, given that they’re always recommended with the same music online by big companies.
  3. The music listening experience by Force Exposure is different than those working on digital music companies because of the way music is exposed. People working at Force Exposure are exposed to a wide variety of music records to listen to, they even write about the records in detail and publish them in their catalogs. Jimmy Johnson’s warehouse has 50,000 records stored, with hundreds coming his way every week to listen to. When it comes to digital music companies, like Spotify, people like Paul Lamere expose music to users based on the users’ preferences. With their preferences, Spotify will automatically recommend to listeners the type of music they’ll be interested in. Although Spotify has more music availability than Force Exposure, users won’t get the opportunity to listen to that amount of music due to recommendations given by the program.

“The cosmic of Music in the Digital World “

Technology changed how we discover and consume music. We now live in a more digital world than analog. People are now being able to switch between the two; this changes the perception of music.
Krukowski had enlightened us on how something is powerful in recuperating with power has rejected.

This brings one to crate-digging, which is not just shopping. It is sorting through bins and bins  that the current mainstream has no use for, even yesterday hits, broken, useless and bring it back to life, make it be of power,  that has been inadequate not of one’s taste, therefore, the lot of “the rejected.”

These are often of the “marginal” not involved in the main event, but one goes digging searching for objects that cannot be found anywhere else old-fashioned or incomprehensible.

Forced Exposure and Paul Lamare enter the digital world that creates a musical universe that is predictable to you. Now you will discover what you want to hear based on your interest or desire, “the repressed,” and not be surprised by anything random.

Music has dematerialized, no longer an object to be bought or sold yet powerful. With algorithms and playlists, Spotify has created a media universe that adapts to us.
No longer are you surprised by random song recommendations; no one wants to be surprised.
Algorithms make it more accurate for you to discover the suitable grain of sand (music, song in particular) based on the context of your mood.
Spotify gives us want we probably like and what we are already comfortable with to let it keep on playing.

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I think he is trying to say that now since the work is digital thew way music is chosen is different its there at the click if a button nit like before when you had to get records, cds, or tapes.

music indicates thar difference between marginiliazed and powerful is that back in the days you went to get the music now it is readily available that it is a power shift  in those days and now

Krukowski discovers the difference between the two is important because it gives you control of what you are listening too.

listening experiences and forced exposure are different from Paul Lamere the thought and feelings are genuine and with music apps like Sound cloud .