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Macon Holt

Macon Holt completed his PhD at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmith University of London, UK, in 2017. He is a contributing editor at the music magazine Passive/Aggressive and his writing has appeared in Atlas Magasin, Blacklisted Copenhagen, The Ark Review and Full Stop. He has taught at Lund University, The Royal Danish Academy of Art and the Leeds College of music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pop Music and Hip Ennui : A Sonic Fiction of Capitalist Realism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...More, More, MoreWhat the previous chapters have shown is that pop music is haunted. This section’s title is a reference to a lyric (Andrea True Connection 1997). It is haunted by a capacity for absorption and attention capture that cannot...

Beyoncé’s Celebrity Feminism and Performances of Female Empowerment in the Arena Concert

Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs

Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs is Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance and Associate Director (International) in the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...‘This perfect, godly woman’ I had known that I was going to see her for months, but nothing could have prepared me for the real thing. When she rose out of the stage with all the smoke and her silhouette appeared, the real her...

How to Analyze Music Videos

Carol Vernallis

Carol Vernallis is Affiliated Researcher in Music at Stanford University, USA, and Visiting Professor of Music at University of California, Berkeley, USA. She is the author of Experiencing Music Video (2004) and Unruly Media (2013) and co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics (2013) and The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Video Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Music videos lend themselves to analysis. They’re rich, evocative, and short, and repeated viewings can bring new aspects of them to light. But there aren’t many analytical models to draw upon. Scholarship on the genre...
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...Few artists have had as measurable an impact on the landscape of millennial popular music and culture as Beyoncé. Born in Houston in 1981, Beyoncé’s musical talent was noticed by an early dance instructor. At seven, she won against older...

The Pleasures of (Music) Video

Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...This chapter traces something of the rise and fall of the music video over the course of its forty-year history. However, any purported demise of the form has come about only with the emergence of the online environment that has actually...

R&B, Contemporary

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The term ‘Contemporary R&B’ is being used here to subsume a broad range of stylistic innovations in African-American popular music from the late 1970s to the early twenty-first century. The diversity of its various influences and the impact...

Hip-Hop

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Hip-hop can be defined as a mass cultural movement that emerged among black and Latino youth in New York City during the 1970s and has since spread around the world. It is identified by four key elements – breakdancing (a distinctive style...