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  1. Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music
    Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music
    Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music
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  2. Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music

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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 States--Jennifer Lena uncovers the shared grammar that allows us to understand the cultural language and evolution of popular music.

What are the common economic, organizational, ideological, and aesthetic traits among contemporary genres? Do genres follow patterns in their development? Lena discovers four dominant forms--Avant-garde, Scene-based, Industry-based, and Traditionalist--and two dominant trajectories that describe how American pop music genres develop. Outside the United States there exists a fifth form: the Government-purposed genre, which she examines in the music of China, Serbia, Nigeria, and Chile. Offering a rare analysis of how music communities operate, she looks at the shared obstacles and opportunities creative people face and reveals the ways in which people collaborate around ideas, artworks, individuals, and organizations that support their work.

Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Jennifer C. Lena
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9780691150765
ISBN
0691150761
Label
Princeton University Press
Manufacturer
Princeton University Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
256
PublicationDate
2012-02-12
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Studio
Princeton University Press
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