Rock And Popular Music

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How do governments shape the music industry? Rock and Popular Music examines the array of institutional and policy considerations which help determine what music is produced, how it is heard, and its connections to other cultural activity. The contributors

focus on the way rock is socially regulated by policy agendas and frameworks set in place by the industries theselves--music/video production, broadcasting and some governmental support (or the lack of it.) Topics covered include: rock in East Germant, the American music industry and the

global market, feminist musical practice, radio airplay formats, censorship, and Black popular music. In its exploration of policies and institutions, Rock and Popular Culture suggests significant directions for the study of contemporary music.

Contributors: Mavis

Bayton, Jody Berland, Georgina Born, Marcus Breen, Simon Frith, Reebee Garofalo, Line Grenier, Larry Grossberg, Ross Harley, Steve Jones, Chris Lawe-Davies, Krister Malm, Paul Rutten, John Shepard, Will Straw, Graeme Turner, Roger Wallis, Peter Wicke.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415063685
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/4/1993
  • Series: Culture: Policy and Politics Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Series editors' preface
Introduction 1
1 Popular Music and the Local State 14
2 'The Cabaret is Dead': Rock Culture as State Enterprise - The Political Organization of Rock in East Germany 25
3 Popular Music Policy: A Contested Area - The Dutch Experience 37
4 The English Canadian Recording Industry Since 1970 52
5 Making Music Local 66
6 Who Fought the Law? The American Music Industry and the Global Popular Music Market 83
7 Radio Space and Industrial Time: The Case of Music Formats 104
8 Policing French-Language Music on Canadian Radio: The Twilight of the Popular Record Era? 119
9 Who Killed the Radio Star? The Death of Teen Radio in Australia 142
10 From State Monopoly to Commercial Oligopoly. European Broadcasting Policies and Popular Music Output Over the Airwaves 156
11 Feminist Musical Practice: Problems and Contradictions 177
12 The Framing of Rock: Rock and the New Conservatism 193
13 Beat in the System 210
14 Black Popular Music: Crossing Over Or Going Under? 231
15 Aboriginal Rock Music: Space and Place 249
Afterword: Music Policy, Aesthetic and Social Difference 266
Name index 293
Subject index 304
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