Popular Music Matters

Popular Music Matters

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Simon Frith has been one of the most important figures in the emergence and subsequent development of popular music studies. From his earliest academic publication, The Sociology of Rock (1978), through to his recent work on the live music industry in the UK, in his desire to a€˜take popular music seriouslya€™ he has probably been cited more than any other author in the field. Uniquely, he has combined this work with a lengthy career as a music critic for leading publications on both sides of the Atlantic. The contributions to this volume of essays and memoirs seek to honour Fritha€™s achievements, but they are not merely a€˜about Fritha€™. Rather, they are important interventions by leading scholars in the field, including Robert Christgau, Antoine Hennion, Peter J. Martin and Philip Tagg. The focus on a€˜sociology and industrya€™ and a€˜aesthetics and valuesa€™ reflect major themes in Fritha€™s own work, which can also be found within popular music studies more generally. As such the volume will become an essential resource for those working in popular music studies, as well as in musicology, sociology and cultural and media studies.essay. on. Journalism. robert christgau in his contribution to my own festschrift a decade ago, my friend simon Frith, suspecting that some ... For a few examples of why it damn well should be, let me call attention to both the thought and the prose in a section devoted to words ... pointsa€”accents, sighs, emphases, hesitations, changes of tone. song words, Preface: An Essay on Journalism Robert Christgau.

Title:Popular Music Matters
Author: Dr Dave Laing, Dr Lee Marshall
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2014-10-28

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