Understanding Popular Music / Edition 2

Understanding Popular Music / Edition 2

by Roy Shuker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415235103

ISBN-13: 9780415235105

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Understanding Popular Music Culture is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the history and meaning of popular music. It begins with a critical assessment of the different ways in which popular music has been studied and the difficulties and debates which surround the analysis of popular culture and popular music.
Drawing on the recent work of

Overview

Understanding Popular Music Culture is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the history and meaning of popular music. It begins with a critical assessment of the different ways in which popular music has been studied and the difficulties and debates which surround the analysis of popular culture and popular music.
Drawing on the recent work of music scholars and the popular music press, Roy Shuker explores key subjects which shape our experience of music, including music production, the music industry, music policy, fans, audiences and subcultures, the musician as 'star', music journalism, and the reception and consumption of popular music. This fully revised and updated second edition includes:
*case studies and lyrics of artists such as Shania Twain, S Club 7, The Spice Girls and Fat Boy Slim
* the impact of technologies including on-line delivery and the debates over MP3 and Napster
* the rise of DJ culture and the changing idea of the 'musician'
* a critique of gender and sexual politics and the discrimination which exists in the music industry
* moral panics over popular music including the controversies surrounding artists such as Marilyn Manson and Ice-T
* a comprehensive discography, guide to further reading and directory of websites.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415235105
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction: 'What's Goin' On?' 1

Studying popular music culture

1 'Every I's a winner' 13

Music as a cultural industry

2 'Pump Up the Volume' 33

Music and technology

3 'I'm Just a Singer' 47

Making music and the success continuum

4 'So You Want to be a Rock 'n' Roll Star' 67

Auteurs and stars

5 'Message Understood?' 93

Musical texts

6 'It's Still Rock and Roll to Me' 119

Genre, covers and the canon

7 'Shop Around' 137

Retail, radio and the charts

8 'U Got the Look' 147

Film, television and MTV

9 'On the Cover of The Rolling Stone' 161

The music press

10 'My Generation' 173

Audiences, fans and collectors

11 'Sound of our Town' 191

Subcultures, sounds and scenes

12 'We Are the World' 205

State music policy, globalization, and national identity

13 'Pushin' Too Hard' 225

Moral panics

14 'Revolution' 241

Social change, conscience rock and identities

Conclusion: 'Wrap it Up' 257

Popular music and cultural meaning

Appendix 1 The song titles 259

Appendix 2 Musical analysis 261

Appendix 3 The album canon 265

Appendix 4 Discography 267

Further resources and bibliography 273

Index 307

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