Understanding Popular Music

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Routledge, 1994 - 331 pagine
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Understanding Popular Musicis an introductory textbook for students which explores the history and meaning of rock and popular music. Roy Shuker's study encompasses every aspect of popular music, from the history of the record industry to the concept of the `musician', from rock as cultural politics to MTV. Roy Shuker examines the music press; the impact of music videos; the workings of the industry, songs and genres; public performance; fans and subcultures, and the nature of the `pop star'.
* Case studies include contemporary icons such as Frank Zappa, Prince and Madonna
* Includes full bibliography and song listings Includes annotated guide to the key texts discussed

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Shuker is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Massey University, New Zealand.

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