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Music, radio and the record business in Zimbabwe today

Scannell, Paddy (2001) Music, radio and the record business in Zimbabwe today. Popular Music, 20 (1). pp. 13-27. ISSN 0261-1430

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0261143001001283

Abstract

Radio and the recording business have, since the beginning of the last century, had a profound impact upon existing musical life whenever and wherever they have decisively and irreversibly established themselves. Their arrival restructures and redefines the social relations of music in many aspects of its production, performance and reception. Radio and recording technologies have had a significant impact on the livelihoods of all those who one way or another try to make a living from music (composers, performers and - in Europe - publishers, for instance). Performance itself is transformed as new norms are set in place which call for new levels of technique and interpretation. Finally the conditions of musical reception are reconfigured and new `taste publics' emerge, potentially in conflict with each other, as musical life is totalised into a new and complex unity.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:CAMRI. Online ISSN 1474-0095
Research Community:University of Westminster > Media, Arts and Design, School of
ID Code:1214
Deposited On:16 Feb 2006
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 15:30

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