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Popular Music in Advertising

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction Popular music is used in advertising as part of a system or method of attracting public attention to the desirability of commercial products. Up to the early twentieth century, this took the form of live...

Eurovision Song Contest

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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...The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition for songs and singers representing nations that are members of the European Broadcasting Union. The contest has been televised live across Europe each May since...

Video Jockey

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

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Video jockey’ (VJ) is the term used to denote a host or compère of television programs devoted to music videoclips. It is a variation of DJ (‘disc jockey’), which, since the 1930s, has been used to designate those who play records...

Television

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Television has played a very significant part in bringing popular music to the attention of global audiences. Indeed, it is impossible to imagine popular music culture on the scale witnessed at the end of the twentieth century without...

Television

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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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...Since its inception, television has had a profound effect on popular music. Firstly, according to time budget studies carried out in the United States, television occupies one-half of the average person’s free time, thus competing...

American Bandstand

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

Continuum, 2003

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...American Bandstand was a US television show in the form of a dance party. Originally called Bandstand, it began in 1952 as a local Philadelphia broadcast on the ABC network affiliate WFIL-TV. When host Bob Horn was fired in 1956...
...The Latin verb advertere means ‘to turn toward’. From the eighteenth century, the British verb advertise was used with the meaning ‘to call attention to something’, for example goods for sale, rewards, and so on (Oxford English Dictionary)....

Film and Television Documentaries

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

Continuum, 2003

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...In the context of popular music, a film documentary is a ‘factual’ film or television program about a popular music artist, act, scene or event. The term ‘documentary’ was first coined in the mid-1920s by the Scottish filmmaker John...

Television Shows

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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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Olivier Julien

Olivier Julien is a lecturer in the history and musicology of popular music at Paris-Sorbonne University, France. 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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...Popular music has had strong links with television ever since the launch of the television medium in the United States in the late 1940s. Grossberg (1993) points out that ‘television has been, for some fans, their only access to “live...

Ratings

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

Continuum, 2003

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...In the context of broadcasting, ‘ratings’ are statistically derived figures – usually expressed as percentages that report the proportion of a potential or actual audience that is listening to or viewing a particular national or local radio...