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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 Sometimes Feel So Lost’: Brighter

Michael White

Michael White has been writing about popular and underground music, for publications in his native Canada and internationally, for 20 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popkiss : The Life and Afterlife of Sarah Records

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...At its burdensome peak, Sarah was receiving in excess of a dozen demos per week, each of which required an attentive ear and, more often than not, a polite letter of decline from Wadd or Haynes. These were in addition to the hundreds...

David Bowie is . . . Customizing

Enchanting David Bowie : Space/Time/Body/Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Utilizing Jules Prown’s methodology as outlined in Interpreting Objects and Collections (Pearce, 1994), this chapter undertakes a materialist analysis of David Bowie’s jacket first worn as stage attire around the age of fifteen while...

Meeting your idols 4: Culture Clash

Music, Memory and Memoir

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...It was at the 1970 Isle of Wight festival that I started to take an interest in documentary. I was through taking photographs. It quickly descended into chaos. You had to buy a ticket, but the anarchists moved in and tore down the fences...

Meeting your idols 5: Goodbye Tupac

Music, Memory and Memoir

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...For four years, from 1996 to 2000, I was a reporter at Radio One’s Newsbeat, shouting the news at young people. It was a job I’d wanted to do for years, working for what was then the biggest station in the UK, covering news for an audience...

The Adaptive Musician: The Case of Peter Hook and Graham Massey

Ewa Mazierska

Ewa Mazierska is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tony Rigg

Tony Rigg is a music business practitioner with a background in senior management positions for market leading companies, a music producer with a chart pedigree and an educator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music in the Post-Digital Age : Politics, Economy, Culture and Technology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...This chapter examines the artistic trajectories of two musicians originating from the North-West of England, Peter Hook and Graham Massey. Their music careers began in the 1970s, spanning five decades at the time of writing. Each attained...

No Spectators! The art of participation, from Burning Man to boutique festivals in Britain

The Pop Festival : History, Music, Media, Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...By examining the American event Burning Man and a selection of festivals that have drawn influence from its approach to production, this chapter shows how British festivals have adapted and integrated a ‘No Spectators’ ethos. I discuss...
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...Henry Russell was an English pianist, baritone singer, and composer. The year of his birth remains unconfirmed, but he was born on December 24th in either 1812 or 1813 in Sheerness, England. Russell started his music career as a child...