Popular music is an important part of our everyday life, entertaining, inspiring and even empowering us, but where did it come from, how is it made, what does it mean, and how does it eventually reach our ears? In this fully revised<strong> Second Edition</strong> of the popular textbook, <strong>Studying Popular Music Culture</strong>, Tim Wall guides students through the many ways we can analyse music and the music industries, highlighting crucial skills and useful research tips. Taking into account recent changes and developments in the industry, this book outlines the key concepts, offers fresh perspectives and encourages readers to reflect on their own work. Written with clarity, flair and enthusiasm, it covers: Histories of popular music, their traditions and cultural, social, economic and technical factors Industries and institutions; production, new technology, and the entertainment media Musical form, meaning and representation Audiences and consumption Students’ learning is consolidated through a set of insightful case studies, engaging activities and helpful suggestions for further reading.

Acquiring, Organising and Sharing Music

Acquiring, Organising and Sharing Music

Acquiring, organising and sharing music

Of all the things that have changed in the ten years between the first and second editions of this book it is the way that people get hold of, and do things with, music that has changed most. There are a variety of sources for music, including listening on radio, watching on DVD and television and on the internet, buying or swapping records, dancing at clubs and attending concerts. It has also been noted at several points in the book that physical records, usually in the form of CDs, still remain the primary way that people buy music. However, in a decade, the digital file downloaded from the internet has changed from being a niche ...

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