Trax on the Trail in the News

Egan, Lauren, Ben Johansen, and Myah Ward. “The Beats Biden Will Drop,” Politico, January 31, 2024.

Buisson, Alexis. “Aux États-Unis, la musique comme instrument électoral.” La Lettre du Musicien, January 29, 2024.

Wittich, Christopher. RTL News, RTL Television GmbH (Germany), September 1, 2023.

BBC News Hour, BBC, August 29, 2023.

The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4, August 29, 2023.

Gay, Arnold, and Andrea Heng. Asia First, Channel News Asia, August 29, 2023.

Alfaro, Mariana, and Jonathan Edwards. “Eminem tells Vivek Ramaswamy to Not Use His Songs on Campaign Trail,” Washington Post, August 28, 2023.

Creamer, Ella. “How to Not Screw Up Your 2024 Campaign Song: A Primer.” Politico, June 2, 2023.

Roos, Meghan. “Village People’s Legal Warning to Trump Revives Music in Politics Questions.” Newsweek, May 30, 2023.

Pritchard, Will. “Go f— yourselves, the lot of you’: The Dicey, Embarrassing History of Pop Music and Politicians.” The Telegraph, October 28, 2020.

Arellano, Gustavo. “The Corrido of ‘Amigo’ Biden: How the Presidential Candidate Finally Got his Mexican Ballad.” Los Angeles Times, October 18, 2020.

Pound, Gil. “GC Professor’s Website Tracks Candidates’ Music Choices on Campaign Trail.” Union-Recorder, October 17, 2020.

“Georgia College Website Focuses on Music of Political Campaigns, Albany Herald, October 12, 2020.

Miller, Steve. “Down by the Courthouse: What Neil Young vs. Trump Says About 2020.” RealClearInvestigations, August 7, 2020.

Burns, Todd. “Dana Gorzelany-Mostak Interview.” Music Journalism Insider, January 7, 2020.

Georgia Entertainment. “Georgia College Communication and Music Professors Win Excellence Award.” September 5, 2018.

“Research Website Devoted to Presidential Campaign Music Prepares for 2020.” Trax on the Trail Press Release 4, November 2017.

Shepherd, Katherine. “Georgia College Kicks Off Constitution Week Celebrations.” WGXA, September 18, 2017.

“How to Pick the Right Song for the Moment.” CASBO, January 24, 2017.

Brown, Carson Leigh. “Celine Dion, Kiss, and the Totally Epic Soundscape That Trump Won’t Be Hearing at His Inauguration.” Pacific Standard, January 20, 2017.

“Culture and the Trump Presidency.” The Cultural Frontline, BBC World Service, January 14, 2017.

Wisinski, Rachel. “Music Matters.” Indiana University Alumni Magazine (Winter 2016): 54–55.

O’Donnell, Cindy. “Trax on the Trail Project Concludes as Inauguration Approaches.” Georgia College Front Page, December 2016.

“Research Project on Presidential Campaign Music Concludes as Inauguration Approaches.” Trax on the Trail Press Release 3, December 2016. 

Pound, Gill. “GC Professor Tracks Candidates’ Tunes.” The Union Recorder, October 25, 2016.

“Georgia College Researchers Track Strategic Shifts in Campaign Music.” Valdosta Daily Times, October 20, 2016.

Bosch, Saskia. “Hillary kiest voor jong en hip, Donald voor rebelse muziek.” Trouw, October 19, 2016.

McGlamry, Maggie. “GCSU Professor Tracks Trump, Clinton Campaign Music.” WGXA, October 19, 2016.

“Georgia College Researchers Track Strategic Shifts in Campaign Music.” Arts & Sciences Newsletter (Fall 2016): 29.

“Georgia College Researchers Track Strategic Shifts in Campaign Music.” Middle Georgia CEO, October 19, 2016.

O’Donnell, Cindy. “Georgia College Researchers Track Strategic Shifts in Campaign Music.” Georgia College Front Page, October 17, 2016.

Watson, Aly. “Research Website Tracking Campaign Music Increases Efforts as Election Approaches.” Georgia College Front Page, September 13, 2016.

Tayag, Yasmin. “Science Explains Why People Hate ‘Fight Song’ So Much.” Inverse, August 29, 2016.

Kilkenny, Katie. “People Really, Really Hate ‘Fight Song.’ Could That Actually Hurt Clinton?” Pacific Standard, August 25, 2016.

Wise, Brian. “I Will Win! Trump Loves Puccini—and New Research Is Showing How Fascism Infused the Composer’s Work.” Slate, August 1, 2016.

Croatto, Pete. “Campaign Refrains.” Ithaca College View, July 22, 2016.

Bradshaw, Kate. “Stump Music: The Campaign Tunage of Trump and Hillary.” Creative Loafing, July 14,  2016.

Richards, Dillon. “College Group Tracks Music on Campaign Trail.” WMAZ, June 22, 2016.

Dewald, Matthew. “Rockin’ in the Free World (Interview with Joanna Love).” University of Richmond Magazine, May 6, 2016.

“Tracking the Music of the 2016 Presidential Campaign.” Georgia College Connection, Summer 2016, pg. 8.

“Trax on the Trail – GC Students Create Research Website about Presidential Campaign Music.” Georgia College Blog, April 29, 2016.

Ventura, Nick. “A Look at the World of Presidential Playlists.” WFUV 90.7, April 18, 2016. 

Johnson, Ted. “PopPolitics: Wendell Pierce on Playing Clarence Thomas in ‘Confirmation.’” Variety, April 10, 2016.  

Johnson, Ted. Interview with Dana Gorzelany-Mostak, PopPolitics with Ted Johnson, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Channel 124 POTUS Politics, April 7, 2016.

White, Ryley. “Carleton Prof Tracks Music on American Campaign Trail.” The Charlatan, March 10, 2016. 

Langston, Patrick. “Musical Tracks on the Campaign Trail.” Ottawa Citizen, March 4, 2016. 

Mayne, Paul. “Studying the Same Old Song and Dance of Candidates.” Western News, March 3, 2016.

Jamieson, Amber. “Pop for Politics: How Candidates Brand Themselves with Music.” The Guardian, March 1, 2016.

Watson, Aly. “Student Researchers Coordinate Project to Track Music of 2016 Presidential Campaign.” Georgia College Front Page, February 18, 2016.

Watson, Aly. “Research Website about Presidential Campaign Music Continues to Grow.” Georgia College Front Page, February 9, 2016.

Baxter, Tom. “The Spotification of Political Music.” Saporta Report, February 8, 2016.

Stout, Matt. “Pols & Politics: Candidates’ Music Speaks Volumes about Messages.” Boston Herald, February 7, 2016.

Hensley, Ellie. “What Songs Do Your Favorite Presidential Candidates Play on the Campaign Trail?” Atlanta Business Chronicle, February 4, 2016.

Pizzimenti, Chiara. “Le star della musica? Tifano Clinton.” Vanity Fair, January 27, 2016.

“Rock And Polls: How Music Impacts Politics In The 2016 Presidential Race.” Daily Rover, January 26, 2016.

Svokos, Alexandra. “Rock And Polls: How Music Impacts Politics In The 2016 Presidential Race.” Elite Daily, January 26, 2016. 

AccessWDUN Staff, “Professor at UNG’s Gainesville Campus Helps Create Website Devoted to Music, Sound from Presidential Campaign Trails.” WDUN, December 19, 2015.

Carson, Sylvia. “UNG Professor Hits the ‘Trax’ for Presidential Campaign Music Research.” UNG News, December 16, 2015.

Watson, Aly. “Campaign Music Website Launched Dec. 1.” Georgia College Front Page, December 1, 2015.

Fanning, Rhonda. “How Politicians Use Music As Part of Their Campaign Strategy.” KUT News 90.5, September 10, 2015.