New York University’s Clive Davis Institute introduces a course on Lana Del Rey for the fall semester, just as it did earlier this year with Taylor Swift.
“Topics in Recorded Music: Lana Del Rey,” a two-credit course taught by journalist and author Kathy Iandoli, runs from October 20 through December 8.
This Course Examines Del Rey’s Role In 21st Century Pop Culture.
Several New York University representatives stated that the course would examine Del Rey’s contribution to 21st Century pop stardom, her relation to feminism, her musical influences, and the artists she influenced.
Also, the course will show how she has been involved in social justice movements like #BlackLivitiesMatter, #MeToo, and #TimesUp throughout her career. In December, Del Rey was awarded the Decade Award at Variety’s Hitmakers event, which celebrated the latest hits.
There have been many guest speakers at the Davis Institute over the years, including one of the most prominent music writers and musicians who have defined his career Questlove, author of “Dilla Time” Dan Charnas, Q-Tip, and renowned producer-engineer Bob Power, among many others.
Clive Davis Institute’s First Taylor Swift Course Launched On January 26
Taylor Swift was also featured in a course offered by the Clive Davis Institute earlier this year. Previously a new course on Taylor Swift was launched by the Clive Davis Institute at New York University, which started on January 26 and ran until March 9.
The course discussed her journey as a creative music entrepreneur, the legacy of pop and country songwriters that influenced her, and how the media and the music industry exploit discourses about youth and girlhood.
In May of this year, Swift was honoured as an honorary doctor of fine arts and gave the commencement address to the Class of 2022 at New York University.
A representative for the program said that the class, taught by Rolling Stone’s Brittany Spanos, was focused on Swift’s journey from a music entrepreneur to her current status as a creative music entrepreneur, the legacy of pop and country songwriters, the discourses of girlhood and youth, as well as the politics of race in contemporary popular music.
Swift was also invited to speak to the class, although it is still unclear whether or not her request has been approved. According to the rep, there was a long waiting list for this course.
Who is Lana Del Rey?
Lana Del Rey is an award-winning singer and songwriter. In addition to winning the Brit Award for ‘International Female Solo Artist,’ she also won an ECHO Award for ‘Best International Female Artist Rock/Pop.’ Del Rey was born and raised in New York, the United States, singing in her church choir.
Her uncle also taught her to play the guitar. In the city, she performed in nightclubs and wrote songs. Her first full-length album was released in 2010. It was sold for a short time before being withdrawn.
International fame and prominence came from her album Born to Die. The album topped the charts in 11 countries and was the fifth best-selling album of 2012. In addition, a romantic fantasy film, Age of Adeline, was composed by her, as was Maleficent, an American dark fantasy film inspired by Sleeping Beauty.
Her anti-feminist views are also well known to her, and she has been involved in a controversy due to them. To defend herself, she stated that a true feminist is a woman who is not afraid to take action in the direction she wants.
Her work in social justice will also become more known to people due to this course. The idea of promoting artists is a good step in the right direction. I would like to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment if you have any.