Why Doesn't the 'Brooklyn Sound' Sound Like Brooklyn?

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Published on April 26, 2014

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Presented at the Experience Music Project Pop Conference, April 25, 2014. Audio is available here: http://aramsinnreich.typepad.com/aram_squalls/2014/04/brooklynsound.html

WHY DOESN’TTHE ‘BROOKLYN SOUND’ SOUND LIKE BROOKLYN? Aram Sinnreich Rutgers University School of Communication & Information ! EMP Pop Conference April 25, 2014

BROOKLYN’S MUSICAL LEGACY

SELLINGTHE ‘BROOKLYN SOUND’ NY Magazine, 2009 NYTimes, 2014Bklyn Mag, 2014 NY Mag, 2013Vice Mag, 2012

IN SEARCH OFTHE ‘BROOKLYN SOUND’ Grizzly Bear

IN SEARCH OFTHE ‘BROOKLYN SOUND’ MGMT

IN SEARCH OFTHE ‘BROOKLYN SOUND’ Dirty Projectors

IN SEARCH OFTHE ‘BROOKLYN SOUND’ Parquet Courts

IN SEARCH OFTHE ‘BROOKLYN SOUND’ Vampire Weekend

TRACKING INFLUENCES Grizzly Bear Elliott Smith (Omaha) Mercury Rev (Buffalo) Neutral Milk Hotel (Athens) MGMT Flaming Lips (Oklahoma) Sparks (LA) David Bowie (UK) Dirty
 Projectors Black Flag (Cali) Brian Eno (UK) Fela Kuti (Nigeria) Vampire Weekend XTC (UK) Peter Gabriel (UK) Spoon (Austin) Source: Music Bloodline, Rovi

THE GREAT MIGRATION Ben Goldwasser, MGMT Ed Droste, Grizzly Bear Amber Coffman, Dirty Projectors Andrew Savage, Parquet Courts Rostam Batmanglij, Vampire Weekend

THE BIGGER PICTURE: DEMOGRAPHICS 2000-2010: Brooklyn's population grew by 39,000 people. • White population grew by 38,774 • Asian population grew by 75,838. • Black population shrank by -49,517 White growth Asian growth Black and Latino growth

THE BIGGER PICTURE: ECONOMICS Rising rents, 2004-2012

RISING RENTS = SHRINKING BUDGETS

THE ‘BROOKLYN SOUND’ OR THE ‘SEGREGATION SOUND’?

Rise of the ‘Brooklyn Sound’ THE ‘BROOKLYN SOUND’ OR THE ‘SEGREGATION SOUND’?

WHAT DOES ‘RETRO’ MEAN? Antibalas Sharon Jones/Dap-KingsLee Fields/Expressions

THE BACKLASH

THANK YOU. Aram Sinnreich Rutgers University School of Communication & Information ! EMP Pop Conference April 25, 2014 ! Twitter: @aram sinn@rutgers.edu

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