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In Popular Music, Digital Technology and Society, Nick Prior explores the social, cultural and industrial contexts in which these shifts have taken place. Both accessible and authoritative, the book: • Clarifies key concepts such as assemblage, affordance, mediation and musicking and defines new concepts such as playsumption and digital vocalities • Considers the impact of music production technologies such as MIDI, sampling, personal computing and smartphone apps • Looks at the ways in which the internet shapes musical consumption, from viral marketing to streaming services • Examines the effects of mobile audio devices on everyday social interactions • Opens up new ways to think and write about the personal experience of making and performing digital music This book is an invaluable resource for anyone who ...

After the Orgy: The Internet and Popular Music Consumption
After the Orgy: The Internet and Popular Music Consumption

‘At first I was afraid, I was petrified

Kept thinkin’ I could never live without you by my side

Then I spent so many nights just thinking how you did me wrong

And I grew strong

And I learned how to get along

(‘I Will Survive’, Gloria Gaynor, 1978)

In the middle of the revelries, a man whispers into the woman’s ear: ...

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