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Branding, sponsorship and the music festival

The Pop Festival : History, Music, Media, Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This chapter examines the relationship between music festivals and sponsorship/branding in Britain. This is an important area to examine because the remarkable growth of the music festival sector over the past 20 years has been paralleled...

Vignette: Busking on the London Underground

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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...Switching lines at Kings Cross tube station, I was witnessed to an increasingly rare sight on the London Underground: an unlicensed busker playing to a crowd of underwhelmed passersby. Slumped in an alcove along the walkway, the man in his...

Vignette: The Stones

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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...Standing in Hyde Park during “Barclaycard’s presentation of British Summer-time,” I was immersed in the sonic shimmer, or perhaps it was the aura of the Rolling Stones. But despite not glimpsing the band or even passing through the entrance...

“I’m a Bit of a Threat”: Immortality According to Roz Kaveney

Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Roz Kaveney frequently introduces herself as follows: “I was reared Catholic but got over it, was born male but got over it, stopped sleeping with boys about the time I stopped being one and am much happier than I was when I was younger...

Photo-essay: Free festivals, new travellers and the free party scene in Britain, 1981–1992

The Pop Festival : History, Music, Media, Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Glastonbury Green Gathering, Somerset, July 1982. Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, July 1985. Montgomery, Powys, July 1984. Inglestone Common, Avon, July 1993...

Composing in Circuitry: Sonic Artist Dirty Electronics

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Working the circuit A concept is born John Stephen Richards (also known as Dirty Electronics) is an electroacoustic musician and sonic artist hailing from southwest England. His focus is on collaborative...

Theatres, Halls and Auditoria

Robert Kronenburg

Robert Kronenburg is the Roscoe Professor of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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This Must Be The Place : An Architectural History of Popular Music Performance Venues

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...We had queued up since before dawn, crowds of long-haired, loon-panted individuals waiting patiently right around the back of the building on a cold November day, past Lime Street station and then up London Road. The tickets were all one...

Being There

The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Music moves us; it makes us feel. It can set our hearts racing and make our skin tingle. It can stir up feelings hidden in our deepest recesses and bring them soaring to the surface with uncompromising intensity. Music can make us cry when...

Soundtrack Self: FKA twigs, Music Video, and Celebrity Feminism

Kirsty Fairclough

Kirsty Fairclough is Director of International and Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance 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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Music/Video : Histories, Aesthetics, Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction In the self-directed music video for ‘Pendulum’ by British electronic R and B artist FKA twigs, we see a close-up of twigs’s mouth, and a slow zoom-out reveals her suspended in bondage ropes made of her own hair. Twigs...

The End

Kenneth Womack

Kenneth Womack is Professor of English and Dean of the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities & Social Sciences at Monmouth University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Long and Winding Roads : The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles

Bloomsbury Academic, 2007

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...Twenty-three seconds.At the end of the Beatles’ career as recording artists, there were twenty-three seconds. There were moments of grandeur and largesse in the studio, punctuated by scenes of acrimony and bitterness staged in business...