Monday, April 3, 2017

The power of video messages to transform politics

The power of music and images to convey a video message in less than 5 minutes; some with over a billion views; the future of politics? The end of political parties as we know them today?

Political parties in the United States
History and early political parties, Wikipedia

The United States Constitution has never formally addressed the issue of political parties. The Founding Fathers did not originally intend for American politics to be partisan. In Federalist Papers No. 9 and No. 10, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, respectively, wrote specifically about the dangers of domestic political factions. In addition, the first President of the United States, George Washington, was not a member of any political party at the time of his election or throughout his tenure as president. Furthermore, he hoped that political parties would not be formed, fearing conflict and stagnation, as outlined in his Farewell Address.[6] Nevertheless, the beginnings of the American two-party system emerged from his immediate circle of advisers. Hamilton and Madison, who wrote the aforementioned Federalist Papers against political factions, ended up being the core leaders in this emerging party system. It was the split camps of Federalists, given rise with Hamilton as a leader, and Democratic-Republicans, with Madison and Thomas Jefferson at the helm of this political faction, that created the environment in which partisanship, once distasteful, came to being.[7][8]... read more

The power of 1.73 BILLION VIEWS. Counting Stars, Wikipedia."Counting Stars" is a song by American pop rock band OneRepublic from their third studio album, Native (2013). The song was written by lead singer Ryan Tedder, and produced by Tedder and Noel Zancanella. Musically, it is a folk pop song with a disco beat. It was released as the album's third single on June 14, 2013... As of April 2017, the video has received over 1.73 billion views on YouTube and is the 16th most watched video of all time on the site.[3] Read more. MetroLyrics

The power of ONE BILLION VIEWS. Wake Me Up (Avicii song) Wikipedia. "Wake Me Up" (stylised as "WAKE ME UP!") is a song by Swedish DJ and electronic music producer Avicii, released as the lead single from his debut studio album True, released by PRMD Music, Lava Records and Sony Music's Columbia Records on June 17, 2013. It was written by Annie actress/singer Aileen Quinn, along with Marianne Marie Marantz, Jonathan McHugh, David Geffen and Lee Ann Womack and features a Marantz Enhanced Digital Stereo audio mix track. American soul singer Aloe Blacc provides vocals for the track[2][3] and Mike Einziger of Incubus provides acoustic guitar...

Wiz Khalifa - See You Again ft. Charlie Puth [Official Video], over TWO BILLION views!

See You Again, Wikipedia."See You Again" is a song recorded by American rapper Wiz Khalifa, featuring American singer Charlie Puth. The track was commissioned for the soundtrack of the 2015 action film Furious 7 as a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker, who died in a single-vehicle accident on November 30, 2013 in Valencia, California. The artists co-wrote the song with its co-producers, DJ Frank E and Andrew Cedar, with additional production from Puth and mixing provided by Manny Marroquin. "See You Again" was released on March 10, 2015, as the soundtrack's lead single in the United States.

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