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5th Edition

Popular Music Culture
The Key Concepts

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ISBN 9780367768409
January 18, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
394 Pages

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Book Description

Now in its fifth edition, this popular A-Z student reference book provides a comprehensive survey of key ideas and concepts in popular music culture, examining the social and cultural aspects of popular music.

Fully revised with extended coverage of the music industries, sociological concepts and additional references to reading, listening, and viewing throughout, the new edition expands on the foundations of popular music culture, tracing the impact of digital technology and changes in the way in which music is created, manufactured, marketed, and consumed. The concept of metagenres remains a central part of the book: historically, socially, and geographically situated overarching, umbrella categories, each embracing a wide range of associated genres. New or expanded entries include: Charts, Digital music culture, Country music, Education, Ethnicity, Race, Gender, Grime, Heritage, History, Indie, Synth pop, Policy, Punk rock, Streaming.

Popular Music Culture: The Key Concepts is an essential reference tool for students studying the social and cultural dimensions of popular music.

Table of Contents

List of Key Concepts



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Roy Shuker is Adjunct Professor in Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His previous publications include Wax Trash and Vinyl Treasures: Record Collecting as a Social Practice (2010) and Understanding Popular Music Culture (5th edition, 2016).