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Peter Wicke

Center for Popular Music Research, The Humboldt Univeristy, Berlin Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Gebrauchsmusik, literally ‘music to be used,’ is a term coined in 1921 by the German ethnomusicologist Paul Nettl (1889–1972) to refer to music the primary purpose of which – in contrast to ‘art music’ – is some kind of practical activity...