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...Without any formal training in singing, Kishore Kumar rose to the top of India’s film industry as a playback singer, actor, composer, director, and screenwriter. He was born into a wealthy family in the former British India’s Central...

Noor Jehan

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...Born in Punjab, British India in 1926, the career of Noor Jehan paralleled major political developments in the region. Her parents recognized her talent and sent Jehan to study Hindustani classical and traditional music with Ustad Bade...
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...The Hindustani classical singer Shubha Mudgal brought a level of artistry to the form while she infused her own work with left-wing politics. Born in 1959 in Allahabad, Mudgal was raised by her parents, both professors of English...

Journalistic Practises

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction Music journalism can be defined as the practise of reporting or writing about music for publication in specialist or nonspecialist print media, including the music press, life-style magazines, newspapers, biographies...

Sheet Music

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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David Sanjek

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Sheet music is a form of music publishing on a single sheet of paper or a small number of sheets, usually folded. Most popular sheet music contains one piece of music, but an edition containing up to three or four items may still...

Broadside

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...Broadsides and Broadsheets The term ‘broadside’ originated in England, and referred to a single printed sheet often used for the dissemination of royal proclamations, edicts of the church and other official announcements...

Chapbook

Paul Oliver

Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...A precursor of the songster, the chapbook (the name is a corruption of ‘cheap book’) was a small publication, suitable for the pocket, often published and sold by ballad printers and broadside sellers. Made of twice-or thrice-folded sheets,...

Electronic Information

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The development of the Internet has transformed opportunities for the storage and distribution of information relating to popular music and has greatly increased its quantity and accessibility. It has also introduced unique possibilities...

The Film Industry and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The US film and music industries were intertwined throughout the twentieth century. Film companies invested in music subsidiaries for several reasons, the most obvious being the control of the copyrights for music that appeared in films...

Copies and the aesthetics of circulation

Margie Borschke

Margie Borschke is Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She studies contemporary and historical media use and how it contributes to the production of knowledge and culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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This is Not a Remix : Piracy, Authenticity and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...As I write this chapter, Kim Dotcom’s extradition trial is streaming live on the Internet. The contrast between the drama of his 2012 arrest, and the tedium of these important legal hearings is notable. Dotcom fought for this historic first...