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A New Mental World

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

Records and radio built an industry around imagination. Media technologies created an auditory world where sound, language, and music expanded listeners’ mental worlds. The Cajun imaginary represents ... More


Shaping Jazz: Cities, Labels, and the Global Emergence of an Art Form

Damon J. Phillips

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150888
eISBN:
9781400846481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150888.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

There are over a million jazz recordings, but only a few hundred tunes have been recorded repeatedly. Why did a minority of songs become jazz standards? Why do some songs—and not others—get ... More


Artist Advocates: The Corporate and Entrepreneurial Generations of Arts Trade Union Activists

Daniel B. Cornfield

in Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160733
eISBN:
9781400873890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160733.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter looks at how a new generation of Nashville arts trade unionists is reinventing arts trade unionism for the contemporary generation of enterprising artists. With the advent of recorded ... More


Sociological Congruence and the Shaping of Recorded Jazz

Damon J. Phillips

in Shaping Jazz: Cities, Labels, and the Global Emergence of an Art Form

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150888
eISBN:
9781400846481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150888.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This introductory chapter explains that the book examines the early years of the market for jazz in order to understand why some tunes had long-term appeal while others did not, and how the market ... More


African American Blues and the Phonograph: From Race Records to Rhythm and Blues

William Howland Kenney

in Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Commercial recordings of music made by African Americans, discs designed by record companies to sell to African Americans, finally emerged in the 1920s as a further extension of earlier ethnic music ... More


Arab Musiconomics, Culture, Copyright, and the Commons

Nagla Rizk

in The Development Agenda: Global Intellectual Property and Developing Countries

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195342109
eISBN:
9780199866823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342109.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter examines the Arab music industry in the light of the region's socio-cultural, economic, political, legal, and institutional realities. It sheds light on the current practices and value ... More


Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music

S. Alexander Reed

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199832583
eISBN:
9780190268305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832583.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Noisy, confrontational, and controversial, industrial music first emerged in the mid-1970s around bands and performance groups who combined avant-garde electronic music with the provocative attitude ... More


Music as Commodity

Nancy K. Baym

in Playing to the Crowd: Musicians, Audiences, and the Intimate Work of Connection

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479896165
eISBN:
9781479815357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479896165.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter begins by laying out the confusing artists face as they try to make sense of the new media landscape. It begins with a history of music as a profession, focusing on how it moved from ... More


Consolidation of a Life in Music

RON PEN

in I Wonder as I Wander: The Life of John Jacob Niles

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125978
eISBN:
9780813135564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125978.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

When Niles was 65, his concerts slowed down and his younger audience were curious about his high voice and dramatic articulation. He began to consolidate his life works in recordings. Niles chose to ... More


Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music

Eric Weisbard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226896168
eISBN:
9780226194370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194370.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

American popular music history takes a new shape when the force behind the hits – radio airplay – claims center stage. The 1950s Top 40 hits approach structured rival formats, too, by the 1970s: ... More


Jeff Parker and the Chicago Jazz Scene

in Genre in Popular Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226350370
eISBN:
9780226350400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226350400.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter investigates the tensions and contradictions in local discourses on jazz in Chicago. Jeff Parker is the main subject of this chapter because his activities cross many boundaries and ... More


. Hard Times

David W. Johnson

in Lonesome Melodies: The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036460
eISBN:
9781617036477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036460.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the Stanley Brothers’ struggles in the early 1950s with no record label or steady radio show to promote them. In May 1952 they moved to station WOAY in Oak Hill, West Virginia, ... More


Gospel Singing as Black Popular Culture

Mark Burford

in Mahalia Jackson and the Black Gospel Field

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190634902
eISBN:
9780190634933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634902.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

Gospel music was integral to the culture of many black churches, but gospel singing offered pleasures to its practitioners and fans that extended beyond musical worship. In the late 1940s, Jackson’s ... More


Shreveport Southern Soul: The Murco Story

John Ridley

in Shreveport Sounds in Black and White

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110416
eISBN:
9781604733037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110416.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the little-known record label Murco, which documented the Shreveport soul scene. Murco’s roots were in the Bayou Records store, a retail outlet purchased by local businessman ... More


Death

S. Alexander Reed

in Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199832583
eISBN:
9780190268305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199832583.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter considers changes in the industrial music scene during the 1990s. The period was marred by a number of high-profile deaths including the death of Chicago scenester poet Lorri Jackson in ... More


“This Is Going to Be Good for All of Us”: Tango and the Cultural Industries

Morgan James Luker

in The Tango Machine: Musical Culture in the Age of Expediency

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226385402
eISBN:
9780226385686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226385686.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter contrasts the valorization of heritage-making efforts with the equally powerful discourses of cultural diversity, which are now broadly institutionalized within governmental engagements ... More


. Making Record Time

David W. Johnson

in Lonesome Melodies: The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036460
eISBN:
9781617036477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036460.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the Stanley Brothers’ recordings for the Rich-R-Tone label, run by Hobart Stanton. For their recording sessions, Stanton brought the brothers into the studio of rival Bristol ... More


The Andean Music Scene

Joshua Tucker

in Gentleman Troubadours and Andean Pop Stars: Huayno Music, Media Work, and Ethnic Imaginaries in Urban Peru

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923956
eISBN:
9780226923970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923970.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores the popular genres of the Andean music scene, which includes chicha, pan-Andean music, indigenista folklore, and huayno. It begins with an overview of huayno, followed by the ... More


The Tarnished Image? Folk ‘Industry’ and Media

Mike Brocken

in The Business of Music

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235286
eISBN:
9781846312717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235286.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the present state of the folk revival, which used to occupy an important place in youth culture but has become a main refuge for the middle-aged and elderly. Historiographical ... More


The Global War on Piracy

Alex Sayf Cummings

in Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858224
eISBN:
9780190254520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199858224.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how a variety of business interests, including record labels and software companies, coalesced behind the idea of “intellectual property” and international organizations took a ... More


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