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  • Popular Music and the State in the UKby Martin Cloonan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 124.95

    Amidst the rise of the free market and economic globalization, Martin Cloonan examines why politicians and policymakers in the UK have sought to intervene in popular music—a field that has often been held up as the epitome of the free market form. Cloonan traces the development of government attitudes and policies towards popular music from the... more...

  • Popular Music Censorship in Africaby Michael Drewett; Martin Cloonan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 124.95

    In Africa, tension between freedom of expression and censorship in many contexts remains as contentious, if not more so, than during the period of colonial rule which permeated the twentieth century. This volume brings together the latest research on censorship in Africa, focusing on the attempts to censor musicians and the strategies of resistance... more...

  • Policing Popby Martin Cloonan; Reebee Garofalo

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 36.95

    Fans and detractors of popular music tend to agree on one thing: popular music is a bellwether of an individual's political and cultural values. In the United States, for example, one cannot think of the counterculture apart from its music. For that reason, in virtually every country in the world, some group identifies popular music as a source of... more...

  • Dark Side of the Tuneby Bruce Johnson; Martin Cloonan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 39.95

    This book focuses on the 'dark side' of popular music by examining the ways in which popular music has been deployed in association with violence. Cloonan and Johnson address the physiological and cognitive foundations of sounding/hearing and provide a historical survey of examples of the nexus between music and violence, from (pre)Biblical... more...

  • The History of Live Music in Britain, Volume I: 1950-1967by Simon Frith; Matt Brennan; Martin Cloonan; Emma Webster

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95

    To date there has been a significant gap in existing knowledge about the social history of music in Britain from 1950 to the present day. The three volumes of The History of Live Music in Britain address this gap and do so from the unique perspective of the music promoter. The books offer new insights into a variety of issues, including changes in... more...

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