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Popular Music Genres

An Introduction, 1st Edition

By Stuart Borthwick, Ron Moy


246 pages

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An accessible introduction to the study of popular music, this book takes a schematic approach to a range of popular music genres, and examines them in terms of their antecedents, histories, visual aesthetics, and sociopolitical contexts. Within this interdisciplinary and genre-based focus, readers will gain insights into the relationships between popular music, cultural history, economics, politics, iconography, production techniques, technology, marketing, and musical structure.

About the Authors

Stuart Borthwick and Ron Moy are both lecturers at Liverpool's John Moores University. For the past ten years, they have devoted themselves to the delivery of a range of undergraduate courses, and now run a degree program in Popular Music Studies.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Pop Vocal