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    DescriptionThat rare thing, an academic study of music that seeks to tie together the strands of the musical text, the industry that produces it, and the audience that gives it meaning...A vital read for anyone interested in the changing nature of popular music production and consumption" - Dr Nathan Wiseman-Trowse, The University of Northampton Popular music entertains, inspires and even empowers, but where did it come from, how is it made, what does it mean, and how does it eventually reach our ears? Tim Wall guides students through the many ways we can analyse music and the music industries, highlighting crucial skills and useful research tips. Taking into account recent changes and developments in the industry, this book outlines the key concepts, offers fresh perspectives and encourages readers to reflect on their own work. Written with clarity, flair and enthusiasm, it covers: * Histories of popular music, their traditions and cultural, social, economic and technical factors * Industries and institutions, production, new technology, and the entertainment media * Musical form, meaning and representation * Audiences and consumption. Students' learning is consolidated through a set of insightful case studies, engaging activities and helpful suggestions for further reading.


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    Title
    Studying Popular Music Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tim Wall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 332
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 560 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781446207727
    ISBN 10: 1446207722
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: MED
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.1T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JFD
    B&T General Subject: 540
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    B&T Approval Code: A08740000
    Abridged Dewey: 780
    LC classification: ML
    BIC subject category V2: AVGN
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Approval Code: A08780000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27420
    DC22: 306.4842
    BISAC V2.8: MUS015000, MUS049000
    DC23: 306.48423
    Sage Categories:
    Ingram Theme: INDS/POPCUL
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Publication date
    05 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    Tim Wall's Studying Popular Music Culture is that rare thing, an academic study of music that seeks to tie together the strands of the musical text, the industry that produces it, and the audience that gives it meaning. Wall acts as a wary guide to an industry that is currently in total flux, showing the reader how conventional histories of popular music are shaped by social, industrial and technical factors that ultimately leak over into the ways in which we listen to and interpret music. The new edition provides a timely account of the history of the recorded music industry as it responds to new technologies and industrial approaches, with an ever-keen eye on how industrial practice relates to the ways in which audiences consume and use popular music in a variety of ways. Wall's lucid style provides a coherent summary of a cultural form that is never easy to grapple with at the best of times. Studying Popular Music Culture is a vital read for anyone interested in the changing nature of popular music production and consumption, whether as student, an industry insider or just a fan of popular music. Dr Nathan Wiseman-Trowse The University of Northampton
    Table of contents
    Introduction: Definitions and Approaches PART ONE: HISTORIES Constructing Histories of Popular Music Musical and Cultural Repertoires Social, Economic and Technical Factors Writing Popular Music History PART TWO: INDUSTRIES AND INSTITUTIONS An Overview of Popular Music Production Taking Issue with the Record Industry Popular Music and the Media PART THREE: FORM, MEANING AND REPRESENTATION Form Meaning Representation PART FOUR: AUDIENCES AND CONSUMPTION The Sociology of the Music Consumer Listening, and Looking Dancing Acquiring, Organising and Sharing music