Music city Melbourne : urban culture, history and policy /

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New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, United States, p.1 online resource : (2022)



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(OCoLC)fst01071422, Australia, Australie, fast, Histoire et critique., History and criticism., Musique populaire, Poplular music, Popular music, Popular music., Social aspects


Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction -- The Transformed City -- The Live Music City -- The Media City -- The Recording City -- The Legendary City -- The Divided City -- The Branded City -- Conclusion."How did Melbourne earn its place as one of the world's 'music cities'? Beginning with the arrival of rock 'n' roll in the 1950s, this book explores the development of different sectors of Melbourne's popular music ecosystem in parallel with broader population, urban planning and media industry changes in the city. The authors draw on interviews with Melbourne musicians, venue owners and policy-makers, documenting their ambitions and experiences across different periods, with accompanying spotlights on the gendered, multicultural and indigenous contexts of playing and recording in Melbourne. Focusing on pop and rock, this is the first book to provide an extensive historical lens of popular music within an urban cultural economy that in turn investigates the contemporary nature and challenges of urban music activities and policy"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 29, 2021).