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Yan Gao

gaoYan Gao, a PhD student in Music History and Theory, comes from Kunming, China, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Colorado College. Currently, she is investigating the entangled ideas surrounding authorship, copyright, and music borrowing practices amongst postmodernist musicians in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. By examining recent copyright law cases, she is also researching how those ideas affect musicians’ creativity across popular music genres.