Recent Essay by Ron Eyerman - Protest Music in the Age of Trump

Read Ron’s latest essay, Protest Music in the Age of Trump, online at Books & Ideas Website.

“We can say a word or two more generally about the audience of listeners for anti-Trump music. As indicated, the main audience is largely an already convinced and committed group of Anti-Trump political activists and supporters of that cause. However, given that much of the music directly connected to political protest events, such as marches and demonstrations, is recorded and distributed through mass media the potential audience is much, much larger. There is really no exact way of measuring how many people have listened to or been influenced by Anti-Trump music. But given the visual and distributive power of YouTube and more personally-based social media, like Facebook, that audience is huge.”