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Banding Together : How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music.

Author: Jennifer C Lena
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012.
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Why do some music styles gain mass popularity while others thrive in small niches? Banding Together explores this question and reveals the attributes that together explain the growth of twentieth-century American popular music. Drawing on a vast array of examples from sixty musical styles--ranging from rap and bluegrass to death metal and South Texas polka, and including several created outside the United  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lena, Jennifer C.
Banding Together : How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer C Lena
ISBN: 9781400840458 1400840457
OCLC Number: 767502420
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 242 pages)
Contents: Cover; Banding Together; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: 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; Outline of the Book; Chapter 2: Three Musics, Four Genres: Rap, Bluegrass, and Bebop Jazz; Avant-garde Genres; Scene-based Genres; Industry-based Genres; Traditionalist Genres; After the Tradition; Conclusion; Chapter 3: Music Trajectories; Two Genre Trajectories; Scene-based Origins; IST Trajectories. On Genre TrajectoriesInhibiting Factors on Musical Trajectories; Absorption into Other Musics, Other Streams; Niche Music; The Racist Organization of Musical Production; Conclusion; Chapter 4: The Government-purposed Genre; Attributes of Government-purposed Genres; China; Chile; Nigeria; Serbia; Conclusion; Chapter 5: On Classification Systems; Classification in Music; Toward a Model of Classification Systems; On Science, Markets, and Memory; The Future of Music; In Closing; Notes; References; Index.

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