Pop Music, Culture and Identity

Popular Music, Technology, and the Changing Media Ecosystem

From Cassettes to Stream

Editors: Tofalvy, Tamas, Barna, Emília (Eds.)

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  • Utilizes a cross-disciplinary approach, integrating the concepts and perspectives of popular music studies, media studies, science and technology studies, and sociology
  • Avoids technological determinism, focusing instead on the social and economic embeddedness of technology, and the cultural construction of technology 
  • Focuses on producers, consumers, distributors and the relationships between them
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This book explores the relationships between popular music, technology, and the changing media ecosystem. More precisely, it looks at infrastructures and practices of music making and consuming primarily in the post-Napster era of digitization – with some chapters looking back on the technological precursors to digital culture – marked by the emergence of digital tools and platforms such as YouTube or Spotify. The first section provides a critical overview of theories addressing popular music and digital technology, while the second section offers an analysis of the relationship between musical cultures, taste, constructions of authenticity, and technology. The third section offers case studies on the materialities of music consumption from outside the western core of popular music production. The final section reflects on music scenes and the uses and discourses of social media.


              

About the authors

Emília Barna, PhD is Assistant Professor at Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

Tamas Tofalvy, PhD is Associate Professor at Budapest University of Technology and Economics.


            




Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Continuity and Change in the Relationship Between Popular Music, Culture, and Technology: An Introduction

    Pages 1-19

    Tofalvy, Tamas

  • Music Scenes as Infrastructures: From Live Venues to Algorithmic Data

    Pages 23-41

    Magaudda, Paolo

  • From Music Scenes to Musicalized Networks: A Critical Perspective on Digitalization

    Pages 43-58

    Costantini, Stéphane

  • Niche Underground: Media, Technology, and the Reproduction of Underground Cultural Capital

    Pages 59-76

    Tofalvy, Tamas

  • The Relentless Rise of the Poptimist Omnivore: Taste, Symbolic Power, and the Digitization of the Music Industries

    Pages 79-95

    Barna, Emília

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Popular Music, Technology, and the Changing Media Ecosystem
Book Subtitle
From Cassettes to Stream
Editors
  • Tamas Tofalvy
  • Emília Barna
Series Title
Pop Music, Culture and Identity
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44659-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44659-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-44658-1
Series ISSN
2634-6613
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 258
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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