The Cambridge companion to music in digital culture

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Cambridge University Press,, Cambridge, United Kingdom ;, p.xiv, 332 pages : (2019)

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(OCoLC)fst01030444, (OCoLC)fst01030490, (OCoLC)fst01200152, (OCoLC)fst01766776, Aspect social., Digital media, fast, Médias numériques, Music, Music and technology., Music and the Internet., Musique, Musique et Internet., Musique et technologie., nli, Social aspects.


The impact of digital technologies on music has been overwhelming: since the commercialisation of these technologies in the early 1980s, both the practice of music and thinking about it have changed almost beyond all recognition. From the rise of digital music making to digital dissemination, these changes have attracted considerable academic attention across disciplines,within, but also beyond, established areas of academic musical research. Through chapters by scholars at the forefront of research and shorter 'personal takes' from knowledgeable practitioners in the field, this Companion brings the relationship between digital technology and musical culture alive by considering both theory and practice. It provides a comprehensive and balanced introduction to the place of music within digital culture as a whole, with recurring themes and topics that include music and the Internet, social networking and participatory culture, music recommendation systems, virtuality, posthumanism, surveillance, copyright, and new business models for music production.Includes bibliographical references and index.Machine generated contents note: 1.Digital Technology and Cultural Practice / Nicholas Cook -- Personal Take: Whatever Happened to Tape-Trading? / Lee Marshall -- 2.Toward a History of Digital Music: New Technologies, Business Practices and Intellectual Property Regimes / Martin Scherzinger -- Personal Take: On Serving as an Expert Witness in the `Blurred Lines' Case / Ingrid Monson -- 3.Shaping the Stream: Techniques and Troubles of Algorithmic Recommendation / K.E. Goldschmitt and Nick Seaver -- Personal Takes: Being a Curator / Ben Sinclair -- Can Machines Have Taste? / Stephan-Eloise Gras -- 4.Technologies of the Musical Selfie / Jason Stanyek -- Personal Take: Vaporwave is Dead, Long Live Vaporwave! / Adam Harper -- 5.Witnessing Race in the New Digital Cinema / Peter McMurray -- Personal Take: Giving History a Voice / Mariana Lopez -- 6.Digital Devotion: Musical Multimedia in Online Ritual and Religious Practice / Monique M. Ingalls -- Personal Takes: Technicians of Ecstasy / Graham St John --Note continued: Live Coded Mashup with the Humming Wires / Sam Aaron -- Algorave: Dancing to Algorithms / Alex McLean -- 7.Rethinking Liveness in the Digital Age / Paul Sanden -- Personal Takes: Augmenting Musical Performance / Andrew McPherson -- Digital Demons, Real and Imagined / Steve Savage -- Composing with Sounds as Images / Julio d'Escrivan -- Compositional Approaches to Film, TV and Video Games / Stephen Baysted -- 8.Virtual Worlds from Recording to Video Games / Isabella van Elferen -- 9.Digital Voices: Posthumanism and the Generation of Empathy / David Trippett -- Personal Take: In the Wake of the Virtual / Frances Dyson -- 10.Digital Inequalities and Global Sounds / Shzr Ee Tan -- 11.The Political Economy of Streaming / Martin Scherzinger.