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Music Radio

Music Radio: Building Communities, Mediating Genres

by Morten Michelsen

Morten Michelsen is Associate Professor in the Section for Musicology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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, Mads Krogh

Mads Krogh is Associate Professor at the School of Communication and Culture, section for Musicology, Aarhus University, Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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, Steen Kaargaard Nielsen

Steen Kaargaard Nielsen is Associate Professor at the School of Communication and Culture, section for Musicology, Aarhus University, Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Iben Have

Iben Have is Associate Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark, in the Section for Media and Journalism Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781501343247
  • ISBN:
    978-1-5013-4321-6 (hardback)

    978-1-5013-4323-0 (epdf)

    978-1-5013-4322-3 (epub)

    978-1-5013-4324-7 (online)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    London
  • Published Online:
    2019
Music Radio
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Why is music so important to radio? This anthology explores the ways in which musical life and radio interact, overlap and have influenced each other for nearly a century. One of music radio’s major functions is to help build smaller or larger communities by continuously offering broadcast music as a means to create identity and senses of belonging. Music radio also helps identify and develop musical genres in collaboration with listeners and the music industry by mediating and by gatekeeping.

Focusing on music from around the world, Music Radio discusses what music radio is and why or for what purposes it is produced. Each essay illuminates the intricate cultural processes associated with music and radio and suggests ways of working with such complexities.