258 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations
    by Focal Press

    258 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations
    by Focal Press

    Innovation in Music: Adjusting Perspectives brings together cutting-edge research on new innovations in the field of music production, technology, performance, and business. With contributions from a host of well-respected researchers and practitioners, this volume provides crucial coverage on the relationship between innovation and rebellion.

    Including chapters on generative AI, gender equality, live music, quantisation, and composition, this book is recommended reading for music industry researchers working in a range of fields, as well as professionals interested in industry innovations.

    Chapter 1. On Error, Accident and Contingency in Music

    Nick Prior


    Chapter 2. The Streaming Curve: Streaming, The S curve and Super-abundance

    Matthew Lovett


    Chapter 3. Missed or Postponed Innovation? The rise and fall (and rise?) of live streamed music events in Italy

    Francesco D’Amato


    Chapter 4. You’re not supposed to launder my music! Music as data in the training of generative AI music models

    Rachael Drury


    Chapter 5. “Unconscious Rebelliousness”: The Polytonal Roles of Young Musicians in an Innovative Music Program

    Katy H. Weatherly


    Chapter 6. Innovation in Music: Reimagining Approaches to Gender Equality in the British Live Music Industry

    Corinna Woolmer


    Chapter 7. Modes of Engagement with Classical Music: Digital Formats

    Clara Colotti


    Chapter 8. When Chord Charts Fail: Pitfalls of Radical Reharmonisation of Jazz Standards

    Agata Kubiak-Kenworthy


    Chapter 9. Digital Aesthetics and Transcending Lo-Fi in Alex G’s ‘God Save the Animals

    Jamie Birkett


    Chapter 10. Space & Place - Outsiders collecting, curating and sharing insider stories and sounds

    Beth Karp


    Chapter 11. Aural Architecture: Integrating Site into Composition

    Bob Birch


    Chapter 12. “We Went From ‘Yes, Yes Yawl’, Tae ‘Who You Talkin Tae?’”: Language and Authenticity in Scots Hip Hop

    Sace Lockhart


    Chapter 13. Might as Well be Swing: On the Use and Misuse of Quantisation in Hip-Hop Production

    Zachary Diaz


    Chapter 14. Innovation in Dance Music Research – A Focus on Listening

    Euan Pattie


    Chapter 15. Creative Cyborgs: Virtual 3D characters as artist identities for musicians

    Kirsten Hermes


    Chapter 16. Translating artworks into music: Synaesthetic reverse-engineering in music composition

    Corin Anderson


    Chapter 17. Reframing Conflicts Between Systematic Production, Creative Production, Authorship and Ownership

    Robert Wilsmore


    Chapter 18. An Innovative Music Production Model Leading to a Sustainable Hit Song - Främling

    David Thyrén and Jan-Olof Gullö


    Jan-Olof Gullö is Professor in Music Production at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Sweden and Visiting Professor at Linnaeus University.

    Russ Hepworth-Sawyer is a mastering engineer with MOTTOsound, an Associate Professor at York St John University, and the managing editor of the Perspectives on Music Production series for Routledge.

    Dave Hook is an Associate Professor in Music at Edinburgh Napier University. A rapper, poet, songwriter and music producer, his research focuses on hip-hop, rap lyricism, identity, culture, and performance, through creative practice.

    Mark Marrington is an Associate Professor in Music Production at York St John University, having previously held teaching positions at Leeds College of Music and the University of Leeds. His research interests include metal music, music technology and creativity, the contemporary classical guitar and twentieth-century British classical music, and his recently published book, Recording the Classical Guitar (2021), won the 2022 ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research (Classical Music).

    Justin Paterson is Professor of Music Production at London College of Music, University of West London, UK. He has numerous research publications as author and editor. Research interests include haptics, 3-D audio and interactive music, fields that he has investigated over a number of funded projects. He is also an active music producer and composer; his latest album (with Robert Sholl) Les ombres du Fantôme was released in 2023 on Metier Records.

    Rob Toulson is Director of RT60 Ltd, who develop innovative music applications for mobile platforms. He was formerly Professor of Creative Industries at University of Westminster and Director of the CoDE Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University. Rob is an author and editor of many books and articles, including Drum Sound and Drum Tuning, published by Routledge in 2021.