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‘Ūd

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The ‘ūd is a short-necked plucked lute. Since the earliest times, it has been the most important instrument in the Arab world. Its use extends down the east coast of Africa, where it is a principal instrument in Somalia, Sudan...

Zither (Alpine Zither)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The Alpine zither is a ‘box-zither’ that evolved from the German scheitholt in regions of the areas that subsequently became south Germany and Austria. The German term ‘Zither1 was applied to this instrument in the eighteenth...

—Swaggie (Australia)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Swaggie was established by the Graeme Bell jazz band in 1949, originally to carry the band’s own recordings. The first issues carried what became the company’s permanent logo: the image of an Australian ‘swaggie’ (a rural itinerant) and his...

—Elenco (Brazil)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Elenco, an independent record company located in Rio de Janeiro, was founded in 1962 by Aloysio de Oliveira, who while at Odeon had produced ‘Chega de Saudade’ with João Gilberto. Between 1963 and 1967, when it was sold to Philips, Elenco...

Bagpipes (British Isles)

John Shepherd

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John Shepherd is Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Chancellor’s Professor of Music and Sociology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He was from 2007-2012 Carleton’s Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Dr. Shepherd has been a member of EPMOW’s editorial board since 1990. In 2000, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his role “as a leading architect of a post-War critical musicology.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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David Horn

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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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Dave Laing

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Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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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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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 II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction Iain Macinnes The bagpipes of the British Isles take several forms, and are used to perform a range of distinctive music. The predominant instrument is the Piòb Mhór, or Great Highland Bagpipe, which had become established...

—Monitor-EMI (Czech Republic)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Monitor-EMI is the principal record company of the Czech Republic. The original company, Monitor, was typical of the many new small record producers that sprang up immediately after the political changes in Czechoslovakia in November 1989....

—Mega Records (Denmark)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Mega Records is the main label of Mega Scandinavia A/S, a subsidiary of the German edel company with head offices in Copenhagen, Denmark. Its roster is primarily Scandinavian, but since 1997 a few German acts have been signed as well....

—Finnvox (Finland)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Finnvox, a recording studio and pressing plant in Helsinki, Finland, was founded in 1965. It was the first studio in Finland designed especially for these purposes. It was originally equipped with a Studer four-track recorder, but soon...

—Davout Studios (France)

Olivier Julien

Olivier Julien is a lecturer in the history and musicology of popular music at Paris-Sorbonne University, France. 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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...Davout Studios was founded in 1965, the first independent studio to be established in France. As a result, the client list reads like a microcosm of the history of French popular music: Maurice Chevalier, Charles Trenet, Barbara, and Alain...

—ECM Records (Germany)

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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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 I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...ECM, which stands for Edition of Contemporary Music, was formed in Munich in 1969 by Manfred Eicher (b. 1943). Eicher combined an enthusiasm for jazz with professional experience as a classical musician (he had been a bassist...