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Searching for International Success in Europe’s Periphery: The Case of Gin Ga and Fran Palermo

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...This chapter considers the careers of two young indie bands, Gin Ga and Fran Palermo, operating on the peripheries of the pop music industry in Austria and Hungary, respectively. I am interested in establishing how wider circumstances...

Western Canada (Francophone)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Francophone Population: Manitoba – 49,100; Saskatchewan – 19,901; Alberta – 52,290; British Columbia – 56,755 (1999) The four provinces that lie west of Ontario constitute Canada’s largest land mass. Manitoba...
...As an Israeli singer and songwriter whose career spanned over fifty years, Arik Einstein’s music was interconnected with a series of major political and social events in the region. Born in 1913 in Tel Aviv, then within the British Mandate...

Etno Beat

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the early 1980s the term etno (or ethno) beat was coined to label various kinds of ethnic music which had started to appeal to a young European audience, attracted by the possibilities of mixing roots and electronic sounds –...
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...The Washington-based group Beat Happening emerged from a local DIY scene and used its music as an aesthetic commentary on mainstream music. When the group originated at Evergreen College in Olympia in 1983, Calvin Johnson, Heather Lewis...

Bel Canto

Robert Toft

Robert Toft holds a PhD in Historical Musicology from King’s College, University of London and has taught at universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada. He took the lead role in developing the Popular Music Studies program at The University of Western Ontario, where he is currently Professor of Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hits and Misses : Crafting Top 40 Singles, 1963–1971

Continuum, 2011

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...In transforming the basic structure of a song into effective musical discourse, recordists strive to heighten the impact of the lyrics, melody, and harmony through an emotionally persuasive performance designed to enhance the expressive...
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...The American singer-songwriter and actor Harry Belafonte came to prominence during the folk boom of the 1950s and 1960s, and he emerged as an outspoken activist on myriad social issues. Belafonte was born in Harlem, New York City in 1927...
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...The indie group Belle and Sebastian emerged from relative obscurity in Scotland to become critically acclaimed and a staple of dorm room listening parties on either side of the Atlantic. Stuart Murdoch and Stuart David formed the group...

Big Star

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...During their initial run from 1971 through 1975, Big Star developed a contemporary cult following and initiated a style of performance that predicted the rise of alternative rock in the 1980s and 1990s. Big Star was formed in Memphis...

Brian Wilson

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