Why Popular Music Lost its Political Edge

Keir Milburn, director of the CPPE, writes in the Leicester Mercury: ‘There was a time when pop stars could become our political icons. From Woody Guthrie through John Lennon to Chuck D, musicians have been lightning rods for wider social change. While it was always driven by the desire to shift product, occasionally it spilled over into something much more meaningful. Those days seem long gone.’

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