Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world. Vol. 1 Media, industry and society / edited by John Shepherd, David Horn, Dave Laing, Paul Oliver and Peter Wicke.

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  • Media, industry and society
  • London : Continuum 2003
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xxxi, 800 pages ; 26 cm
  • 0826463215
  • 9780826463210
  • 9781849723626
  • 1849723621
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • pt. 1. Social and cultural dimensions ; Documentation ; Popular music studies ; Social phenomena ; Stylistic and textual dimensions ; Venues -- pt. 2. The industry ; General terms ; Audio technical terms ; Broadcasting ; Copyright ; Deals and contracts ; The film industry and popular music ; Hardware ; Instrument manufacture ; Management and marketing ; Publishing ; Recording ; Unions.
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  • Bibliography
  • Encyclopedias.
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  • English
  • Abstract: This title contains two major sections: 'Social and Cultural Dimensions' and 'The Industry'. The former contains many entries on social phenomena of relevance to the practise of popular music : entries such as class, deviance, fashion, gender and sexuality, love and courtship, politics, race, religion, spirituality, and youth. It also includes entries on three other sets of phenomena that provide contexts for the practise of popular music: institutions and practises that document popular music; the study of popular music; and stylistic and textual practices that are not themselves musical in nature. Thus, for example, this section covers disciplines and trajectories (for example, poststructuralism) that have contributed to research and publication on popular music.
  • The section on 'The Industry' contains numerous entries on recording studios, music publishers, record labels, many of which are of historical importance. For reasons of historical documentation, the sheet music listings, discographical references and discographies for these entries contain the first publication details of songs and recordings. However, to assist readers in hearing this music where possible, reference is also frequently made to reissues of older recordings on compact disc. This section also covers the broadcasting media, copyright issues, audio-technical and other hardware terms.

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