Understanding Popular Music / Edition 2

Understanding Popular Music / Edition 2

by Roy Shuker
     
 

ISBN-10: 041523509X

ISBN-13: 9780415235099

Pub. Date: 05/10/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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 examines the difficulties and debates which surround the analysis of popular culture and popular music.

Reflecting the continued expansion of popular music

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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 examines the difficulties and debates which 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 which shape our experience of music, including music production, musicians and stars, musical texts, musical media, audiences, fans and subcultures and music as political activism and ideology.

New case studies on the ipod, downloading, and copyright;

The impact of technologies, including on-line delivery and the debates over MP3 and Napster;

New chapters on music genres, cover songs and the album canon as well as music retail, radio and the charts;

Case studies and lyrics of artists such as Robert Johnson. The Who, Fatboy Slim and the Spice Girls;

A comprehensive discography, suggestions for further reading, listening and viewing and a directory of useful websites.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415235099
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/10/2001
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1'What's goin' on?': Popular culture, popular music, and media literacy1
2'Every I's a winner': The music industry27
3'Pump up the volume': Technology and popular music51
4'We are the world': State music policy, cultural imperialism, and globalisation67
5'On the cover of the Rolling Stone': The music press83
6'I'm just a singer (in a rock 'n' roll band)': Making music99
7'So you want to be a rock 'n' roll star?: Stars and auteurs115
8'Message understood': Musicology and genre139
9'Sweet dreams (are made of this)': Musical texts155
10'U got the look': Film and television, music video and MTV175
11'My generation': Audiences and fans, scenes and subcultures193
12'Pushin' too hard': Popular music and cultural politics217
Conclusion: 'wrap it up': Popular music and cultural meaning241
App. 1: Chapter/song titles245
App. 2: Discography247
Further resources and bibliography253
Subject index277
Name index279
Song and album title index284

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