MJ Studies Today XCV

MJ Studies Today for Nov 2023 is Part 2 of a discussion by Kerry columnist Hennigan on Michael Jackson as an advocate for social change, with a focus on his live performances of “Earth Song” on his HIStory world tour. Read More …

Episode 39 – MJ & Civil Rights

Abstract: In this Special episode, Karin and Elizabeth, discuss Michael Jackson and civil Rights and how he addressed institutional racism in his Art. NB: Unfortunately there is a disturbing noise in the last 5 minutes of the recording. I was unable to delete it from the Read More …

Information Entropy in the Billie Jean and Beat It Vocal Notations

Abstract:┬áThis paper examines and calculates the information entropy, as defined by Claude Shannon, in selected songs authored by Michael Jackson, more specifically, their vocal parts. The calculation only takes into account the music, more specifically, its linear notation. The entropies of individual songs are then Read More …