Address all aspects of all three of the following topics, with a combined total of at least 300 words.

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To receive full credit, you must demonstrate an informed knowledge of the topics. You will be graded on depth of analysis, use of specific examples, and correct grammar/spelling. Exemplary work may receive extra credit points.

Topics for Writing Assignment 2:

1. How did Phil Spector change and expand the role of the producer? How was the approach to pop songwriting of Spector different from other 1950s rockers?

2. In the early 1960s, how was Motown unique in the record industry? Describe the Motown formula, and their strategy for success.

3. How was Brian Wilson’s musical vision unique? Describe Wilson’s “rock group” model.