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—Rodven (Venezuela)

Dave Laing

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

Continuum, 2003

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...A Venezuelan record company, Rodven has been a market leader in merengue, salsa and Latin popular music. With locally produced music more popular than international popular music in Venezuela, Rodven has had a substantial share...

The Bible and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...The music of John Lennon exemplifies many of the attitudes commonly associated with the 1960s, including a deep suspicion of authority and resistance to conformity. For him, religion is part of the establishment and its abuses, and he...

Backup Singers

Dave Laing

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Backup singers or backing vocalists provide vocal accompaniment for the featured singer in a band or a singing group, either in live performance or on record. Arrangements that counterposed backup singers to a lead voice may have originated...

Vocal Groups

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Informal singing in groups (with or without instruments) has flourished since the Renaissance period, when people would gather at each other’s houses to sing madrigals and part songs. Since the eighteenth century, this domestic music-making...
...One of the pioneering figures in Nigerian apala music, Haruna Ishola helped popularize the genre and aid in its transition from religious to secular music throughout his long career. Born in the town of Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State, Nigeria...

Ice-T

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...One of hip-hop’s most controversial and outspoken figures, Ice-T was born Tracy Lauren Marrow in Newark, New Jersey in 1958. After his mother and father died of heart attacks when Marrow was aged eight and twelve respectively, he...
...One of the most iconic figures in Mexican film and music, Pedro Infante was born in 1917, one of fifteen children. As a young man, Infante, whose father was a musician, showed proficiency on strings, wind, and percussion instruments. His...

Quartet

Dave Laing

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...In popular music, a quartet is an ensemble made up of four musicians, four singers or a mixture of instrumentalists and singers. Unlike in Western classical music, in which quartet formats are determined by the demands of a written score...
...The career of Julio Iglesias epitomizes the international potential of popular music in the late twentieth century. Born into a middle-class family in Madrid, Spain in 1943, Ingesias’s early professional trajectory aimed toward a career...
...One of the first American pop vocal groups to gain international fame, the Ink Spots were responsible for stylistic innovations which led to rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and doo-wop. Originally formed in 1931 in Indianapolis, Indiana...