Understanding Popular Music Culture [NOOK Book]

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This extensively revised new edition of Understanding Popular Music Culture provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the production, distribution, consumption and meaning of popular music and the difficulties and debates that surround the analysis of popular culture and popular music.



Reflecting the continued expansion of popular music studies, the changing music industry and the impact of ...

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Understanding Popular Music Culture

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Overview

This extensively revised new edition of Understanding Popular Music Culture provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the production, distribution, consumption and meaning of popular music and the difficulties and debates that surround the analysis of popular culture and popular music.



Reflecting the continued expansion of popular music studies, the changing music industry and the impact of new technologies, Roy Shuker explores key subjects that shape our experience of music, including music production, musicians and stars, musical texts, music video and MTV, audiences and fans, scenes and subcultures and music as political activism and ideology.



This heavily revised and updated fourth edition includes:





  • the role of social network sites, marketing and music retail



  • the decline of the traditional model of the sound recording companies



  • music genres, cover songs and the album canon



  • case studies of artists such as Robert Johnson, the Sex Pistols, Shania Twain and Lady Gaga



  • a comprehensive discography, based around musical metagenres, along with suggestions for further reading, listening and viewing.



The book now has an accompanying website, with focus questions and further study activities for each chapter, additional case studies and links to relevant websites.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136206481
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/7/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 296
  • File size: 931 KB

Meet the Author

Roy Shuker is Associate Professor in Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His previous publications include Understanding Popular Music Culture (3rd Edition, 2008) and Popular Music: The Key Concepts (3rd Edition, 2012).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 'What's goin' on?': Popular culture, popular music, and media literacy 1
2 'Every I's a winner': The music industry 27
3 'Pump up the volume': Technology and popular music 51
4 'We are the world': State music policy, cultural imperialism, and globalisation 67
5 'On the cover of the Rolling Stone': The music press 83
6 'I'm just a singer (in a rock 'n' roll band)': Making music 99
7 'So you want to be a rock 'n' roll star?: Stars and auteurs 115
8 'Message understood': Musicology and genre 139
9 'Sweet dreams (are made of this)': Musical texts 155
10 'U got the look': Film and television, music video and MTV 175
11 'My generation': Audiences and fans, scenes and subcultures 193
12 'Pushin' too hard': Popular music and cultural politics 217
Conclusion: 'wrap it up': Popular music and cultural meaning 241
App. 1: Chapter/song titles 245
App. 2: Discography 247
Further resources and bibliography 253
Subject index 277
Name index 279
Song and album title index 284
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