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Making Popular Music By Jason Toynbee

Making Popular Music by Jason Toynbee

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Summary

Drawing on a wide range of theoretical positions, as well as examining musical texts from twentieth-century pop,this groundbreaking book develops a powerful case for the importance of production in contemporary culture. Students of cultural and media studies, music and the performing arts will find this book an invaluable resource.

Making Popular Music Summary

Making Popular Music: Musicians, Creativity and Institutions by Jason Toynbee

*Nominated for the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Book Prize* Partly because they are the objects of such intense adulation by fans popular musicians remain strangely enigmatic figures, shrouded in mythology. This book looks beyond the myth and examines the diverse roles music makers have had to adopt in order to go about their work: designer, ventriloquist, star, delegate of the people. The musician is a divided subject and jack of all trades However the story does not end here. Arguing against that strand in cultural studies which deconstructs all claims for authorship by the individual artist, Jason Toynbee suggests that creativity should be reconceived rather than abandoned. He argues that what is needed is a sense of 'the radius of creativity' within which musicians work, an approach that takes into account both the embedded collectivism of popular music practice and the institutional power of the music industries. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical positions, as well as examining musical texts from across the history of twentieth-century pop,this groundbreaking book develops a powerful case for the importance of production in contemporary culture. Students of cultural and media studies, music and the performing arts will find this book an invaluable resource.

Making Popular Music Reviews

'... an important book ... Toynbee deals directly with the most interesting of all cultural studies questions: what is creativity?' Simon Firth, University of Stirling, UK

About Jason Toynbee

Jason Toynbee is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at The Open University, UK.

Table of Contents

Market - the selling of souls; making up and showing off - what musicians do; technology - the instrumental instrument; genre cultures; dance music - business as usual or heaven on earth.

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GOR004477870
9780340652237
0340652233
Making Popular Music: Musicians, Creativity and Institutions by Jason Toynbee
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2000-04-28
200
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