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Globalizing Asian Pop Music



Welcome to Pop the Music Bubble!

This podcast discusses Asian popular music through the lens of Globalization and Westernization

All sources are disclosed in this guide and located in the Jerome Library for individual study

Project description

Recently, Asian culture and popular music have experienced a surge of global attention. Western culture developed a craze for K-pop and Japanese anime. The virtual J-pop star Hatsune Miku, K-pop idol group SHINee, and other Asian artists have toured the United States and gained a large fan base. YouTube and other social media venues now provide Americans with unprecedented access to music from outside their country. This public musicology project seeks to provide an accessible recourse for students and researchers addressing this globalization of Asian popular music. Using a podcast format, the project will communicate aspects and effects of globalization, drawing on music scholarship and sound recording collections discoverable in BGSU’s Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives.


This podcast was written and performed by Monica Yost as an independent study project in the winter session of 2019. Monica also designed the LibGuide and gathered the sources shared here. Jessie Walton, a student in BGSU's graphic design program, designed the logo.

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