Understanding Popular Music Culture

ISBN-10: 0415517176
ISBN-13: 9780415517171
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Roy Shuker
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

This extensively revised new edition of Understanding Popular MusicCultureprovides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the production, distribution, consumption and meaning of popular music and 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, 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 discussion of:the role of social network sites, marketing, and music retailthe decline of the traditional model of the sound recording companiesmusic genres, cover songs, and the album canoncase studies of artists such as Robert Johnson, The Sex Pistols, Shania Twain, and Lady Gagaa 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.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Permissions
Introduction: 'What's Going On': Studying popular music culture
'Every l's a Winner': The music industry and the record companies
'Pump Up the Volume': Music and technology
'I'm Just a Singer': Making music, the rock musician and the success continuum
'So You Want To Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star': Auteurs and stars
'Message Understood?': Textual analysis and popular musicology
'It's Still Rock 'n' Roll to Me': Genre, authenticity and the canon
'Shop Around': Marketing and mediation
'U Got the Look': From film to video games: music and pictures
'On the Cover of The Rolling Stone': The music press
'My Generation': Identity and consumption: audiences, fans and social networks
'Sound of Our Town': Subcultures, sounds and scenes
'Revolution': Social change, conscience rock and identity politics
'Pushin' Too Hard': Moral panics
'We Are the World': State music policy
Conclusion: 'Wrap it Up': Popular music studies and cultural meaning
Chapter song tides
Musical analysis
The album canon
Discography
Bibliography
Index

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