Pop Music, Culture and Identity

Networked Music Cultures

Contemporary Approaches, Emerging Issues

Editors: Nowak, Raphaël, Whelan, Andrew (Eds.)

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  • Accessible accounts of uses of networked music technology 
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  • Wide range of contributors with diverse backgrounds and expertise 
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This collection presents a range of essays on contemporary music distribution and consumption patterns and practices. The contributors to the collection use a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, discussing the consequences and effects of the digital distribution of music as it is manifested in specific cultural contexts.
The widespread circulation of music in digital form has far-reaching consequences: not least for how we understand the practices of sourcing and consuming music, the political economy of the music industries, and the relationships between format and aesthetics. Through close empirical engagement with a variety of contexts and analytical frames, the contributors to this collection demonstrate that the changes associated with networked music are always situationally specific, sometimes contentious, and often unexpected in their implications. 
With chapters covering topics such as the business models of streaming audio, policy and professional discourses around the changing digital music market, the creative affordances of format and circulation, and local practices of accessing and engaging with music in a range of distinct cultural contexts, the book presents an overview of the themes, topics and approaches found in current social and cultural research on the relations between music and digital technology. 

About the authors

Raphaël Nowak is a cultural sociologist interested in issues of music consumption and technologies. He currently teaches in popular music, social theory and cultural sociology at the University of Bristol, UK. He published his first manuscript Consuming Music in the Digital Age in 2015 with Palgrave Macmillan. 
Andrew Whelan is a sociologist based at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. He has published previously on digital media, Australian media regulation policy, ‘extreme’ music and underground electronic music subcultures, peer-to-peer file-sharing and online interaction about music.

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“Authors cover a vast range of topics from music industry practices to the impact that digital music distribution and consumption has on culture and society. … The book would generally appeal to researchers and academics in the study of cultural studies and sociology, and would serve as useful research for under/postgraduate students as well as set reading texts in degree programmes.” (Shara Rambarran, Volume!, Vol. 15 (1), 2018) ​

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Networked Music Cultures
Book Subtitle
Contemporary Approaches, Emerging Issues
Editors
  • Raphaël Nowak
  • Andrew Whelan
Series Title
Pop Music, Culture and Identity
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58290-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58290-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58289-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 251
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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