Made in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of twentieth-century popular music of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand. The volume consists of chapters by leading scholars of Australian and Aotearoan/New Zealand music, and covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand. Each chapter provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance to Australian or Aotearoan/New Zealand popular music. The book first presents a general description of the history and background of popular music in these countries, followed by chapters that are organized into thematic sections: Place-Making and Music-Making; Rethinking the Musical Event; Musical Transformations: Decline and Renewal; and Global Sounds, Local Identity.
Table of Contents
Introduction: This is My City: Reimagining Popular Music Down Under (Shelley Brunt and Geoff Stahl) / Part I: Place-Making and Music-Making / 1. Singing about the City: The Lyrical Construction of Perth (Jon Stratton and Adam Trainer) / 2. The Phoenix and the Bootleg Sessions: A Canberra Venue for Local Music (Julie Rickwood and Emma Williams) / 3. Lorde’s Auckland: Stepping out of "the Bubble" (Tony Mitchell) / Part II: Rethinking the Musical Event / 4. Popular Music and Heritage-Making in Melbourne (Catherine Strong) / 5. The "Dunedin Sound" Now: Contemporary Perspectives on Dunedin’s Musical Legacy (Oli Wilson and Michael Holland) / 6. The Construction of Latin American Musical Identity in Melbourne (Mara Favoretto) / Part III: Musical Transformations: Decline and Renewal / 7. Outside the Square: Songs for Christchurch in a Time of Earthquakes (Shelley Brunt) / 8. The Making and Remaking of Brisbane and Hobart: Music Scenes in Australia’s "Second-Tier" Cities (Andy Bennett and Ian Rogers) / 9. Urban Melancholy: Tales from Wellington’s Music Scene (Geoff Stahl) / Part IV: Global Sounds, Local Identity / 10. Singing the Lord’s Song in a Strange City: An Examination of the Nexus Between the Southern Gospel Choir and the City of Hobart (Andrew Legg, Carolyn Philipott and Paul Blacklow) / 11. "I Rep for My Mob": Blackfellas Rappin’ from Down-Unda (Chiara Minestrelli) / 12. Technomotor Cities: Adelaide, Detroit and the Electronic Music Pioneers (Cathy Adamek) / 13. Giving Back in Wellington: Deep Relations, Whakapapa and Reciprocity in Transnational Hip Hop (April Henderson) / 14. The Music City: Australian Contexts (Shane Homan) / Coda / 15. Site-ing the Sounds: Discovering Australia and New Zealand’s Popular Music in the United States (Kyle Barnett and Robert Sloane) / Afterword / 16. Negotiating Trans-Tasman Musical Identities: Conversations with Neil and Tim Finn (Liz Giuffre) / A Selected Bibliography of Books on Popular Music in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand /Notes on Contributors / Index
Shelley Brunt is Senior Lecturer in the Music Industry program at RMIT University, Australia.
Geoff Stahl is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand.