The only great difference was that Mozart composed a classical elite music (it was a different social structure in Mozart times) while Michael Jackson was working in a popular music for a mass audience. There were other popular singers and bands in later 20th century, some of them being quite ahead of time from Michael Jackson (like Elvis Presley, or Frank Sinatra, maybe Freddy Mercury, and all the members of The Beatles), but no one made such a wide spread, a cross-genre and cross-cultural contribution as Michael Jackson.The point is that Michael Jackson was a mass media phenomenon, a great show man, despite being a musician. Friends and producers say, Michael Jackson was always reaching out for audience, and often appreciated a public image before music (Gest & Eastel, 2011). Maybe it’s a strange thought, but to my mind, Michael Jackson was too reaching when following all the steps a mass culture was only going to make, foreshadowing show business industry development. Starting with bubblegum and soul styles, extremely popular in 50-s-60-s, but imposed by family and environment, Michael Jackson fitted well until growing up. Inventing a solo music quite successfully, Michael Jackson was receiving Grammies while selling a milliard of copies of world-famous albums of mixed genres (Gest & Eastel, 2011). Since becoming an iconic culture authority (even named “the king of pop”) Michael Jackson made calls for attention to a cross-cultural problems, working for charitable causes within his financial activity, and within a music (Gest & Eastel, 2011). Singles like Earth Song, They Don’t Care About Us, and earlier mentioned Black Or White were created with a view of global postmodern concerns and. The Music of Michael Jackson.
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