Popular Music Culture by Roy Shuker
The Key Concepts (Routledge Key Guides)

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Now in an updated 3rd edition this popular A-Z student handbook provides a comprehensive survey of key ideas and concepts in popular music culture. With new and expanded entries on genres and sub-genres the text comprehensively examines the social and cultural aspects of popular music, taking into account the digital music revolution and changes in the way that music is manufactured, marketed and delivered. New and updated entries include:

social networking
peer to peer
American Idol
video gaming
genres and subgenres of blues, jazz, country, and world music
music retail
goth rock and emo
electronic dance music.

With further reading and listening included throughout, Popular Music Culture: The Key Concepts is an essential reference text for all students studying the social and cultural dimensions of popular music.


About Roy Shuker

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Roy Shuker is Programme Director in Media Studies, School of English, Film & Theatre, at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is author of Understanding Popular Music.
Published March 15, 2012 by Routledge. 384 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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