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Banding together : how communities create genres in popular music

Author: Jennifer C Lena
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covering the grown of twentieth-century American popular music, this work explores the question of why some music styles attain mass popularity while others thrive in small niches.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer C Lena
ISBN: 9780691150765 0691150761
OCLC Number: 720635042
Description: xii, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Music Genres. What is a theory of sociocultural classification? ; What are genre forms and how are they identified? ; Organizations and money ; Genre ideals and style ; What genres are not. --
Three Musics, Four Genres: Rap, Bluegrass, and Bebop Jazz. Avant-garde genres ; Scene-based genres ; Industry-based genres ; Traditionalist genres ; After the tradition. --
Music Trajectories. Two genre trajectories ; Scene-based origins ; IST trajectories ; On genre trajectories ; Inhibiting factors on musical trajectories ; Absorption into other musics, other streams ; Niche music ; The racist organization of musical production. --
The Government-Purposed Genre. Attributes of government-purposed genres ; China ; Chile ; Nigeria ; Serbia. --
On Classification Systems. Classification in music ; Toward a model of classification systems ; On science, markets, and memory ; The future of music ; In closing.
Responsibility: Jennifer C. Lena.

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