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Studying Popular Music Culture

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9781446207727

ISBN10:
1446207722
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/5/2013
Publisher(s):
Sage Pubns

Questions About This Book?

What version or edition is this?
This is the 2nd edition with a publication date of 4/5/2013.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.

Summary

Popular music is an important part of our everyday life, entertaining, inspiring and even empowering us, but where did it come from, how is it made, what does it mean, and how does it eventually reach our ears? In this fully revised Second Edition of the popular textbook, Studying Popular Music Culture, 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. Studying Popular Music Culture is therefore an essential companion for undergraduate students of popular music culture and media, cultural or communication studies.


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