Popular Music, Digital Technology and Society

by Nick Prior

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  • 9781848600447
  • 9781473934177
  • 9781473934160

From shifts in format, through the effects on circulation and ownership, to the rise of digitally-produced genres, the ways we create, share and listen to music have changed fundamentally. In Popular Music, Digital Technology and Society, Nick Prior explores the social, cultural and industrial contexts in which these shifts have taken place. Both accessible and authoritative, the book:

  • Clarifies key concepts such as assemblage, affordance, mediation and musicking and defines new concepts such as playsumption and digital vocalities
  • Considers the impact of music production technologies such as MIDI, sampling, personal computing and smartphone apps
  • Looks at the ways in which the internet shapes musical consumption, from viral marketing to streaming services
  • Examines the effects of mobile audio devices on everyday social interactions
  • Opens up new ways to think and write about the personal experience of making and performing digital music

This book is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to understand the place of popular music in contemporary culture and society. It will be fascinating reading for students and researchers across media and communication studies, sociology, cultural studies and the creative industries. 

 

  • SAGE Publications; February 2018
  • ISBN: 9781473934177
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Popular Music, Digital Technology and Society
  • Author: Nick Prior
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781848600447
  • 9781473934177
  • 9781473934160

In The Press

Brimming with analytical insights from sociology and cultural studies, this is an indispensable guide through the world of digital music and its bewildering array of technologies.