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Studying Popular Music Culture by
Publication Date: 2013-04-05
The Music Industry Handbook by
Publication Date: 2016-06-29
Includes developments in music streaming, including new business models created by the streaming service sector, exploration of the music industry in different regions of the UK and Europe, and coverage of new debates within the music industry, including the impact of copyright extensions on the UK music industry and the business protocols involved when music is used in film and advertising. Also includes: in-depth explorations of different elements of the music industry, including the live music sector, the recording industry and the classical music business analysis of business practices across all areas of the industry, including publishing, synchronisation and trading in the music industry.
Playing to the Crowd by
Publication Date: 2018-07-10
Explores and explains how the rise of digital communication platforms has transformed artist-fan relationships into something closer to friendship or family. Through in-depth interviews with musicians such as Billy Bragg and Richie Hawtin, as well as members of the Cure, UB40, and Throwing Muses, Baym.
Music Audiences: An Introduction
This special section of Participations is focused on music audiences. This collection of
articles touch upon a variety of the different ways audience members, including fans, can
approach and receive popular music, the different platforms that are used by these
individuals to express their understandings of this medium, and how technology is working
to shape listening and nostalgic experiences.
By Lucy Benett, 2012. Click on the link to go to the PDF.
Fans or friends?: Seeing social media audiences as musicians do
This paper analyses interviews with thirty-six musicians to understand how they perceive their interactions and relationships with audiences online. It highlights the blurred boundaries between fans and friends, identifying how online interactions can bring interpersonal rewards for musicians, as well as how they can raise interpersonal
challenges. Musicians balance these tensions through a range of strategies
that depend on their need to protect themselves, their loved ones, and the integrity of their fans’ experiences. Rather than approaching online audiences as ‘fans’ who are necessarily less powerful, many of the musicians engaged them as equals.
By Nancy K. Baym, 2012. Click on the link to go to the PDF.