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Unfree masters : recording artists and the politics of work

Author: Matt Stahl
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2013.
Series: Refiguring American music.
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In Unfree Masters, Matt Stahl examines recording artists' labor in the music industry as a form of creative work. He argues that the widespread perception of singers and musicians as free individuals doing enjoyable and fulfilling work obscures the realities of their occupation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stahl, Matt, 1965-
Unfree masters.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012011603
(OCoLC)776527116
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Stahl
ISBN: 0822395770 9780822395775
OCLC Number: 820434004
Description: 1 online resource (x, 296 pages).
Contents: American Idol and narratives of meritocracy --
Rockumentary and the new model worker --
Carving out recording artists from California's seven-year rule --
Freedom, unfreedom, and the rhetoric of (the recording) contract --
Recording artists, work for hire, employment, and appropriation.
Series Title: Refiguring American music.
Responsibility: Matt Stahl.

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