Class Pick

Derek Thompson, “The Shazam Effect” [Sam]

Because music is such a big interest of mine, I literally googled “nonfiction music essays” and found this one. This is a simple article about the way the app, Shazam, works and how it affected the music world. The author does a solid job of presenting the information in an efficient manor, giving interesting examples that people can easily relate to. Moreover, the piece goes into a deeper discussion of how the app is possibly hurting the artists’ positions in the music world. I like the fact that the author was able to find a conflict to talk about, branched off of a popular topic.

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