The Popular Music Studies Reader

Author: Andy Bennett,Barry Shank,Jason Toynbee

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415307093

Category: Music

Page: 408

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The Popular Music Studies Reader maps the changing nature of popular music over the last decade and considers how popular music studies has expanded and developed to deal with these changes. A wide range of international contributors featuring some of the biggest names in popular music and cultural studies including Philip Auslander, Paul Gilroy and Kodwo Eshun and discuss: * the increasing participation of women in the industry * the changing role of gender and sexuality in popular music * the role of new technologies, especially in production and distribution * the changing nature of the relationship between music production and consumption. The Popular Music Studies Reader places popular music in its cultural context, looks at the significance of popular music in our everyday lives, and examines the global nature of the music industry.

Popular Music Studies Today

Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music 2017

Author: Julia Merrill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658177403

Category: Music

Page: 277

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This volume documents the 19th edition of the biannual "International Association for the Study of Popular Music". In focus of the conference were present and future developments. For example, the diminishing income potential for musicians as well as the recording industry as a whole, concurrent with the decreasing relevance of popular music in youth culture. This is where computer games and social media come to the forefront. At the same time, the research of popular music has emancipated itself from its initial outsider.

The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music

Author: Andy Bennett,Steve Waksman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147391440X

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

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"The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music is a comprehensive, smartly-conceived volume that can take its place as the new standard reference in popular music. The editors have shown great care in covering classic debates while moving the field into new, exciting areas of scholarship. International in its focus and pleasantly wide-ranging across historical periods, the Handbook is accessible to students but full of material of interest to those teaching and researching in the field." - Will Straw, McGill University "Celebrating the maturation of popular music studies and recognizing the immense changes that have recently taken place in the conditions of popular music production, The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music features contributions from many of the leading scholars in the field. Every chapter is well defined and to the point, with bibliographies that capture the history of the field. Authoritative, expertly organized and absolutely up-to-date, this collection will instantly become the backbone of teaching and research across the Anglophone world and is certain to be cited for years to come." - Barry Shank, author of 'The Political Force of Musical Beauty' (2014) The SAGE Handbook of Popular Music provides a highly comprehensive and accessible summary of the key aspects of popular music studies. The text is divided into 9 sections: Theory and Method The Business of Popular Music Popular Music History The Global and the Local The Star System Body and Identity Media Technology Digital Economies Each section has been chosen to reflect both established aspects of popular music studies as well as more recently emerging sub-fields. The handbook constitutes a timely and important contribution to popular music studies during a significant period of theoretical and empirical growth and innovation in the field. This is a benchmark work which will be essential reading for educators and students in popular music studies, musicology, cultural studies, media studies and cultural sociology.

Popular Music Studies

Author: David Hesmondhalgh,Keith Negus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780340762486

Category: Music

Page: 272

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Introduces students to the most significant debates in the field, offering fresh perspectives and suggesting new directions. Genuinely interdisciplinary on scope, the book outlines the history and development of popular music studies while offering and unprecedentedly international perspective on popular music, featuring writers from North and South America, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Combining insights from media and cultural studies, sociology, music analysis, ethnomusicology, and performance studies, the essays cover textual analysis, place and space, production, consumption, and everyday life.

Popular Music and Society

Author: Brian Longhurst

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745631622

Category: Music

Page: 304

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The textbook begins by examining the ways in which popular music is produced, before moving on to explore its structure as text and the ways in which audiences understand and use music. Packed with examples and data on the contemporary production and consumption of popular music, the book also includes overviews and critiques of theoretical approaches to this exciting area of study and outlines the most important empirical studies which have shaped the discipline. Topics covered include: The contemporary organisation of the music industry; The effects of technological change on production; The history and politics of popular music; Gender, sexuality and ethnicity; Subcultures; Fans and music celebrities. For this new edition, two whole new chapters have been added: on performance and the body, and on the very latest ways of thinking about audiences and the spaces and places of music consumption.

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World

Performance and production. Volume II

Author: N.A

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826463215

Category: Music

Page: 682

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Edited by distinguished scholars in the field of popular music studies, this encyclopedia set is THE authoritative reference guide to popular music from all corners of the globe, the ultimate reference work to do justice to this vibrant subject.

Reading Pop : Approaches to Textual Analysis in Popular Music

Approaches to Textual Analysis in Popular Music

Author: Richard Middleton

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198166115

Category: Music

Page: 400

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Reading Pop collects together key essays on the interpretation of pop songs previously published in the journal Popular Music. In sixteen varied studies by many of the best-known scholars, all the most influential approaches are represented. An introduction by leading pop academic Richard Middleton puts them into context and outlines the main debates. A select bibliography of other writings on pop music analysis adds to the usefulness of the book, which will become a central text in popular music studies. - ;Reading Pop collects together key essays on the interpretation of pop songs previously published in the journal Popular Music. In sixteen varied studies by many of the best-known scholars, all the most influential approaches are represented. An introduction by leading pop academic Richard Middleton puts them into context and outlines the main debates. A select bibliography of other writings on pop music analysis adds to the usefulness of the book, which will become a central text in popular music studies. - ;extensive introduction is particularly valuable ... the paperback price is worth it for the introduction, and the Bjornberg and Tagg essays, alone. - Allan More, British Journal of Music Education

Understanding Popular Music

Author: Roy Shuker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134842694

Category: Music

Page: 352

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Understanding Popular Music is an introductory textbook for students which explores the history and meaning of rock and popular music. Roy Shuker's study encompasses every aspect of popular music, from the history of the record industry to the concept of the `musician', from rock as cultural politics to MTV. Roy Shuker examines the music press; the impact of music videos; the workings of the industry, songs and genres; public performance; fans and subcultures, and the nature of the `pop star'. * Case studies include contemporary icons such as Frank Zappa, Prince and Madonna * Includes full bibliography and song listings Includes annotated guide to the key texts discussed

Voicing the Popular

On the Subjects of Popular Music

Author: Richard Middleton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113609282X

Category: Music

Page: 352

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How does popular music produce its subject? How does it produce us as subjects? More specifically, how does it do this through voice--through "giving voice"? And how should we understand this subject--"the people"--that it voices into existence? Is it singular or plural? What is its history and what is its future? Voicing the Popular draws on approaches from musical interpretation, cultural history, social theory and psychoanalysis to explore key topics in the field, including race, gender, authenticity and repetition. Taking most of his examples from across the past hundred years of popular music development--but relating them to the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century "pre-history"--Richard Middleton constructs an argument that relates "the popular" to the unfolding of modernity itself. Voicing the Popular renews the case for ambitious theory in musical and cultural studies, and, against the grain of much contemporary thought, insists on the progressive potential of a politics of the Low.

American Popular Music: The age of rock

Author: Timothy E. Scheurer

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879724689

Category: Music

Page: 267

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Beginning with the emergence of commercial American music in the nineteenth century, Volume 1 includes essays on the major performers, composers, media, and movements that shaped our musical culture before rock and roll. Articles explore the theoretical dimensions of popular music studies; the music of the nineteenth century; and the role of black Americans in the evolution of popular music. Also included—the music of Tin Pan Alley, ragtime, swing, the blues, the influences of W. S. Gilbert and Rodgers and Hammerstein, and changes in lyric writing styles from the nineteenth century to the rock era.

Understanding Popular Music Culture

Author: Roy Shuker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317440897

Category: Music

Page: 298

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This extensively revised and expanded fifth edition of Understanding Popular Music Culture provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the production, distribution, consumption and meaning of popular music, and the debates that surround popular culture and popular music. Reflecting the continued proliferation of popular music studies, the new music industry in a digital age, and the emergence of new stars, this new edition has been reorganized and extensively updated throughout, making for a more coherent and sequenced coverage of the field. These updates include: two new chapters entitled ‘The Real Thing’: Authenticity, covers and the canon and ‘Time Will Pass You By’: Histories and popular memory new case studies on artists including The Rolling Stones, Lorde, One Direction and Taylor Swift further examples of musical texts, genres, and performers throughout including additional coverage of Electronic Dance Music expanded coverage on the importance of the back catalogue and the box set; reality television and the music biopic greater attention to the role and impact of the internet and digital developments in relation to production, dissemination, mediation and consumption; including the role of social network sites and streaming services each chapter now has its own set of expanded references to facilitate further investigation. Additional resources for students and teachers can also be found on the companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/shuker), which includes additional case studies, links to relevant websites and a discography of popular music metagenres.

Popular Music

Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

Author: Simon Frith

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415299053

Category: Popular music

Page: 1752

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Popular music studies is a rapidly expanding field with changing emphases and agendas. The music industry has changed in recent years, as has governmental involvement in popular music schemes as part of the culture industry. The distinction between the major record labels and the outsider independents has become blurred over time. Popular music, as part of this umbrella of the culture industry, has been progressively globalized and globalizing. The tensions within popular music are now no longer between national cultural identity and popular music, but between the local and the global. This four volume collection examines the changing status of popular music against this background. Simon Frith examines the heritage of popular music, and how technology has changed not only the production but the reception of this brand of sound. The collection examines how the traditional genres of rock, pop and soul have broken down and what has replaced them, as well as showing how this proliferation of musical styles has also splintered the audience of popular music.

Popular Music: Music and identity

Author: Simon Frith

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415332705

Category: Popular music

Page: 382

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Popular music studies is a rapidly expanding field with changing emphases and agenda. This is a multi-volume resource for this area of study.

The Music Industries

From Conception to Consumption

Author: M. Jones

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027061

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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The music industry is undergoing immense change. This book argues that the transformations occurring across the various music industries - recording, live performance, publishing - can be characterised as much by continuity as by change, raising complex questions about the value of music commodities.

Popular Music: The Key Concepts

Author: Roy Shuker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131718954X

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

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Now in an updated fourth edition, this popular A-Z student handbook provides a comprehensive survey of key ideas and concepts in popular music culture. With new and expanded entries on genres and subgenres, the text comprehensively examines the social and cultural aspects of popular music, taking into account the digital music revolution and changes in the way that music is manufactured, marketed and delivered. New and updated entries include: Age and youth Black music Digital music culture K-Pop Mash-ups Philadelphia Soul Pub music Religion and spirituality Remix Southern Soul Streaming Vinyl With further reading and listening included throughout, Popular Music: The Key Concepts is an essential reference text for all students studying the social and cultural dimensions of popular music.

Made in Japan

Studies in Popular Music

Author: Toru Mitsui

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135955344

Category: Music

Page: 270

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Made in Japan serves as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Japanese popular music. Each essay, written by a leading scholar of Japanese music, covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Japan and provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance. The book first presents a general description of the history and background of popular music, followed by essays organized into thematic sections: Putting Japanese Popular Music in Perspective; Rockin’ Japan; and Japanese Popular Music and Visual Arts.

American Popular Music: The nineteenth century and Tin Pan Alley

Author: Timothy E. Scheurer

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879724665

Category: Music

Page: 190

View: 1996

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Beginning with the emergence of commercial American music in the nineteenth century, Volume 1 includes essays on the major performers, composers, media, and movements that shaped our musical culture before rock and roll. Articles explore the theoretical dimensions of popular music studies; the music of the nineteenth century; and the role of black Americans in the evolution of popular music. Also included—the music of Tin Pan Alley, ragtime, swing, the blues, the influences of W. S. Gilbert and Rodgers and Hammerstein, and changes in lyric writing styles from the nineteenth century to the rock era.

Popular Music: The rock era

Author: Simon Frith

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415332682

Category: Popular music

Page: 430

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Popular music studies is a rapidly expanding field with changing emphases and agenda. This is a multi-volume resource for this area of study

Music, Space and Place

Popular Music and Cultural Identity

Author: Andy Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351217801

Category: Music

Page: 240

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Music, Space and Place examines the urban and rural spaces in which music is experienced, produced and consumed. The editors of this collection have brought together new and exciting perspectives by international researchers and scholars working in the field of popular music studies. Underpinning all of the contributions is the recognition that musical processes take place within a particular space and place, where these processes are shaped both by specific musical practices and by the pressures and dynamics of political and economic circumstances. Important discourses are explored concerning national culture and identity, as well as how identity is constructed through the exchanges that occur between displaced peoples of the world's many diasporas. Music helps to articulate a shared sense of community among these dispersed people, carving out spaces of freedom which are integral to personal and group consciousness. A specific focal point is the rap and hip hop music that has contributed towards a particular sense of identity as indigenous resistance vernaculars for otherwise socially marginalized minorities in Cuba, France, Italy, New Zealand and South Africa. New research is also presented on the authorial presence in production within the domain of the commercially driven Anglo-American music industry. The issue of authorship and creativity is tackled alongside matters relating to the production of musical texts themselves, and demonstrates the gender politics in pop. Underlying Music, Space and Place, is the question of how the disciplines informing popular music studies - sociology, musicology, cultural studies, media studies and feminism - have developed within a changing intellectual climate. The book therefore covers a wide range of subject matter in relation to space and place, including community and identity, gender, race, 'vernaculars', power, performance and production.