Why is it so Hard to Find Pop Music in Other Languages?

About This Episode

Why does pop music matter for language learning?

  • What influence does the industry have for which music gets made and which doesn't?
  • Why is English such a convenient language for pop music?
  • How should you incorporate pop music into your language learning routine...or should you?
  • Where can language learners find music in their own target language?
  • Who are our favourite artists in other languages?

Links from this Podcast Episode

The Biggest Pop Genres That Succeed in Other Languages

Latino pop

Notable collaborations include Despacito with Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber, and Bailando with Enrique Iglesias, Sean Paul et al.

K-Pop

European Music and Eurovision

Check out Stromae, KRO, Prince Pi, Indochine, Robyn (in English).

Episode Details

August 4th, 2017

56 mins 26 secs

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