Streaming services offer convenience and low cost for the consumer, but run the risk of making music intangible and disposable. On the other hand, physical music collections are bulky and seemingly unsuited for an increasingly cloud-based future. Ergo, the age-old debate between rent and ownership is alive and well.
Despite hip-hop’s ever-increasing cultural importance, debate still rages over its perceived materialism, misogyny, and narcissism. Does hip-hop, in particular rap music, detrimentally affect culture or does it merely reflect the culture in which it exists?
Presents an overview of the emerging field of emotion in videogame soundtracking. The emotional impact of music has been well-documented, particularly when used to enhance the impact of a multimodal experience, such as combining images with audio as found in the videogames industry.
Discusses how the rise of widely available digital technology impacts the way music is produced, distributed, promoted, and consumed, with a specific focus on the changing relationship between artists and audiences.
Explores how new modes of computation may provide exciting new directions for future developments in the music industry, guiding the reader through the latest research in this emerging interdisciplinary field.
Experts across fields including psychology, neurology, music therapy, medicine, and public health review research on the benefits of music in relieving physiological, psychological, and socioemotional dysfunction.
Looks at the role of popular music in constructing the myth of the First World War. Since the late 1950s over 1,500 popular songs from more than forty countries have been recorded that draw inspiration from that conflict.
The Beatles are probably the most photographed band in history and are the subject of numerous biographical studies, but a surprising dearth of academic scholarship addresses the Fab Four. This book offers original, previously unpublished essays that explore 'new' aspects of the Beatles.
Outlines career models for artists, methods of creative engagement, artistic options including individuality and branding, production practices, the realities of being a musician in the new industries, and implications for popular music education.
New Orleans' contributions to popular music around the world has been unrivaled; performing this music authentically requires collective improvisation, taking performers on sonorous sojourns in unanticipated, 'magical' moments.
Explores the ways in which music scenes are not merely physical spaces for the practice of collective musical life but are also inscribed with (and enacted through) the articulation of cultural memory and emotional geography.
Colonialist, nationalist, and regionalist ideologies have profoundly influenced folk music and related musical practices among the Garhwali and Kumaoni of Uttarakhand. This book blends historical and ethnographic approaches to unlock these influences.
Explores questions of identity, cultural change and creativity from the perspective of contemporary musicians currently engaged in redefining Asian musical traditions and notions of heritage in Singapore.
Presents the first in-depth study of the Eurovision Song Contest from an Australian perspective. Using a cultural studies approach, the study draws together fan interviews and surveys with media and textual analysis of the contest itself.
Argues that popular music since rock-'n'-roll is a unified form of music which has positive value. That value is that popular music affirms the importance of materiality and the body, challenging the long-standing Western elevation of the intellect above all things corporeal.
This book, the first English-language translation of Acoustique des instruments de musique (2nd ed.) presents the necessary foundations for understanding the complex physical phenomena involved in musical instruments.
Covers acoustics for sound production and analysis, Fourier, frequency modulation, wavelets, and physical modeling and a classification of musical instruments and sound spaces for tuning and counterpoint.
Addresses core questions about the role of materials in general and of wood in particular in the construction of stringed instruments used in the modern symphony orchestra (violins, violas, cellos and basses). Further attention is given to materials for classical guitars, harps, harpsichords and pianos.
Player pianos, radio-electric circuits, gramophone records, and optical sound file: all were cutting-edge acoustic technologies of the early 20th century, and for many musicians, these devices were also the implements of a musical revolution. This book traces a network of cultural agents who shared the belief that a truly modern music could be attained only through a radical challenge to the technological foundations of the art.
Instructional resource with immense personal, practical, social, philosophical, educational, and cultural relevance for today's studio music teachers. Its humanistic and holistic approach invites teachers to consider not only who they are and what music means to them, but also what they have yet to imagine about themselves, about music, their students, and life.