Listening carefully and learning from Pop, Mainstream, and Commercial
It's easy - fashionable even - to be dismissive of mainstream music. However, musical snobs overlook pop at their own peril, missing out on a body of inspiring, engaging, and technically stunning music. In this discussion, a selection of Loop artists and engineers will share some of their favourite bits of "Cheese", showing us how to think differently and listen critically when it comes to mainstream music. Led by our panelists, we will dissect examples of great songwriting, sound design, musical theory, and top-notch audio engineering in some of the most unexpected places.