The literary present tense vs simple past tense
"Literary works, paintings, films, and "other artistic creations" are assumed to exist in an eternal present. When you are writing about writers or artists as they express themselves in their work, stay in present tense." This is the context.
Now my questions are as follows:
1.Do "other artistic creations" include music, dance etc?According to the literary present, the work of artists or the work of fiction or artistic creations are assumed to exist in an eternal present.so,The famous singer Micheal Jackson, Kisor Kumar(A Hindi singer) are not alive.But their works I mean, their songs (Remember the time,Beat it,etc) still continue through recordings.So In this case,
2.Am I correct to say Micheal Jackson sings this song "Remember the time" ? or Micheal Jackson sings all of these songs Remember the time,Beat it,You are not?
If I want to focus on historical information about the artist, not their works,say Micheal Jackson. then
3.Can I use the past simple such as Micheal Jackson sang Beat it in 1982, Remember the time in 1991 etc?