Everyone Loves Live Music : A Theory of Performance Institutions / Fabian Holt.

Holt, Fabian, author., Author,
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2020]
1 online resource (344 pages) : 18 halftones, 5 tables
Big Issues in Music
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De Gruyter University Press Library.

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Music festivals -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Music festivals -- Social aspects -- United States.
Rock music -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Rock music -- Social aspects -- United States.
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Every year, millions of music fans come from far and wide to swarm parks and fields to hear their favorite bands at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Coachella, and Glastonbury. How did these and countless other festivals across the globe evolve into glamorous pop culture events, and how are they changing our relationship to music, leisure, and public culture? In Everyone Loves Live Music, Fabian Holt looks beyond the marketing hype to show how festivals and other institutions of musical performance have evolved in recent decades, as sites that were once meaningful sources of community and culture are increasingly subsumed by corporate giants. Examining a diverse range of cases across Europe and the United States, Holt upends commonly-held ideas of live music and introduces a pioneering theory of performance institutions. He explores the fascinating history of the club and the festival in San Francisco and New York, as well as a number of European cities. This book also explores the social forces shaping live music as small, independent venues become corporatized and as festivals transform to promote mainstream Anglophone culture and its consumerist trappings. Holt introduces a pioneering theory of performance institutions, providing insight into the broader relationship between culture and community in the twenty-first century. An engaging read for fans, industry professionals, and scholars alike, Everyone Loves Live Music reveals how our contemporary enthusiasm for live music is much more fraught than we would like to think.
1 Introduction: The Social Study of Musical Performance Institutions
2 Conceptualizing Musical Performance Culture
Clubs in Everyday Urban Life
3 The Social Study of Music in Cities
4 The Commercial Institutionalization of the Rock Club in New York
5 How Did the Rock Club Evolve in Europe?
Music Festivals in the Summer Season
6 A Worldview History of Music Festivals
7 The Evolution of Anglophone Global Culture
8 Three Industry Evolutions That Changed Festival Culture
9 Festival Video and Social Media
10 Conclusion
Works Cited
Index of Names
Index of Subjects
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 06. Jan 2021)
De Gruyter.
Publisher Number:
10.7208/9780226738680 doi
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