Emily Abrams Ansari interviewed for CTV News article about Canadian election campaign music

Associate Professor Emily Abrams Ansari, whose research studies the relationship between music and politics, was interviewed for a CTV news story regarding election campaign music. She said a good campaign song is one that reflects the values of a party.

“Both the mood and the lyrics of a song, when it’s chosen effectively, tell the voter something about what a particular party stands for,” she said. “When campaign songs are effective, it is usually because there is clear alignment between the lyrics, genre, and mood of the song, the politics of the musician, and the messaging of the politician using the song.”

Read article (CTV News, Sep. 18, 2019)