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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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The Arena Concert : Music, Media and Mass Entertainment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Scholarly Books

...Introduction: The arena as a distinct building typology Imagine approaching a building whose perimeter walls soar above you, grand and impressive. Inside, you enter a dramatic open space with continuous raked seating for the thousands...

Branding, sponsorship and the music festival

The Pop Festival : History, Music, Media, Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Scholarly Books

...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...

Eisteddfod

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Eisteddfod (literally, a sitting; plural: eisteddfodau) is a ubiquitous and indigenous form of competitive cultural festival in Wales. The origins of eisteddfodau lie in the competitive meetings held for the bards of the Welsh aristocracy...

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...

‘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...

Sinéad O’Connor’s I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got (1990)

Tara Murtha

Tara Murtha is a journalist based in Philadelphia, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Every song is a prayer pulled from her throat.Sinéad O’Connor’s breakthrough record I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got opens with a recitation of the Serenity Prayer and ends with the titular poem, performed as a chant, about walking through...

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...