Imperial phase

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The imperial phase is the period in which an artist is regarded to be at their commercial and creative peak simultaneously.[1] Critic Tom Ewing described three criteria for defining an artist's imperial phase: "command, permission, and self-definition". He defined "command" as an artist's ability to push the boundaries of their medium in a way that produces lasting change. "Permission" is the public's goodwill toward and interest in the artist's work. Finally, "self-definition" is the concept that the imperial phase defines the rest of the artist's career; future works will be compared to those from the imperial phase.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Ewig, Tom (May 28, 2010). "Imperial". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Perpetua, Matthew (November 4, 2013). "Lady Gaga Is The World's Biggest Pop Star, Even When She's Not". Buzzfeed. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/the-view-from-here/bob-dylan-the-cutting-edge-1965-1966-previewed-71416
  4. ^ https://books.google.se/books?id=XI4-VnSrEcAC&pg=PA65&lpg=PA65&dq=%22Bob+Dylan%22+1963+%22became+a+star%22&source=bl&ots=W9KQwDPWLI&sig=XweGJgDj6nhlEtm5oUBCSYWuVu4&hl=sv&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiD26So6vLdAhXGfywKHfLzCOcQ6AEwDnoECAAQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22Bob%20Dylan%22%201963%20%22became%20a%20star%22&f=false
  5. ^ "Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon: Experience Edition". PopMatters. 2011-12-15. Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  6. ^ Griffiths, George (June 15, 2017). "Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and the end of the Imperial Phase". TMRW Magazine. Archived from the original on 2018-07-13. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Taylor Swift & Her Pop Music Heat Check". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  8. ^ Molanphy, Chris (2014-12-01). "Why Is Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" No. 1?". Slate. ISSN 1091-2339. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  9. ^ "On 'Everything Is Love,' Beyoncé and JAY-Z Turn Marital Bliss Into Bangers". Complex.