Music & Sound Studies New Books Catalogue October-December 2022

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Music & Sound Studies New Books Catalogue October-December 2022


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Minnie Riperton’s Come to My Garden Brittnay L. Proctor, The New School, USA

Come to My Garden (1970) introduced the world to Minnie Riperton, the solo artist. Minnie captivated listeners with her earth-shattering voice’s uncanny ability to evoke melancholy and exultance. Despite fairly positive reviews of the album, even in its many re-releases, it never garnered critical attention. Brittnay L. Proctor uses rare archival ephemera, the multiple re-issues of the album, interviews, cultural history, and personal narrative to outline how the revolutionary album came to be and its lasting impact on popular music of the post-soul era (the late 20th to the early 21st century). UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 176 pages PB 9781501379154 • £9.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781501379161 • £10.18 / $13.45 ePdf 9781501379178 • £10.18 / $13.45 Series: 33 1/3 • Bloomsbury Academic

Los Rodríguez's Sin Documentos Héctor Fouce, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain & Fernán del Val, University of Porto, Portugal

Dwight E. Brooks, Zayad University, United Arab Emirates That's the Way of the World presents hopeful messages about the world to the people of the world. The album instilled self-pride and confidence through innovative musical approaches. TTWOTW did not tell listeners exactly how to live or love, but instead how they can live in a quest for self-actualization. The songs encouraged us to listen, see, learn, yearn, love, and have fun. If art can help mold a better future, than EWF’s musical legacy of empowerment will continue to contribute to individual growth and social change as their melodies linger. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 152 pages PB 9781501378058 • £9.99 / $14.95 ePub 9781501378065 • £10.18 / $13.45 ePdf 9781501378072 • £10.18 / $13.45 Series: 33 1/3 • Bloomsbury Academic

Massada's Astaganaga Lutgard Mutsaers

Sin documentos is a landmark album in Spanish popular culture and continues to maintain considerable popularity more than two decades after its release. The characteristic guitar riff of the title song, a kind of rumba-rock, still occupies a place at every party in Spain. Los Rodriguez’s success came after a decade characterized by the rise and fall of local-language punk and new wave bands. Featuring interviews with members of the band and the album producer and analysis of the album’s media coverage, the book delves into the cultural trends of Spain in the 1990s and beyond.

This book explores an album of popular music with remarkable significance to a violent wave of postcolonial tensions in the Netherlands in the 1970s. Several 'actions' were claimed by a small number of first-generation descendants of more than 12,000 reluctant migrants from Indonesia (former Dutch East Indies). Transferred in 1951, their sojourn should have been temporary, but frustratingly turned out to be permanent. At the height of strained relations, Massada rose to the occasion. Astaganaga (1978) is a telling example of the will to negotiate a different diasporic Moluccan identity through uplifting contemporary sounds.

UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 128 pages PB 9781501357893 • £16.99 / $22.95 • HB 9781501357886 • £60.00 / $80.00 ePub 9781501357909 • £15.28 / $20.65 ePdf 9781501357916 • £15.28 / $20.65 Series: 33 1/3 Europe • Bloomsbury Academic

UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 128 pages PB 9781501372568 • £16.95 / $22.95 • HB 9781501372575 • £60.00 / $80.00 ePub 9781501372582 • £15.28 / $20.65 ePdf 9781501372599 • £15.28 / $20.65 Series: 33 1/3 Europe • Bloomsbury Academic

Death Metal

T Coles, Journalist, UK


Earth, Wind & Fire's That's the Way of the World


R.J. Wheaton, Writer, Canada

Courting controversy from inception to its modern day iteration, death metal presents a number of contradictions: Driven and adventurous musicians compete to make uncomfortable noises; it is crude and far beyond parody and yet consistently popular; and the music is pigheadedly uncommercial despite making a few labels, albeit briefly, reasonably wealthy. This book explores the history and methodology of the genre, charting its aims and intentions, its crossovers to the mainstream, successes and failures, and tracks how it developed from the bedrooms of Birmingham and Florida to the near-mainstream and the murky cult status it enjoys today.

This short book seeks to dislocate "trip-hop" and instead understand this music within wider and more interesting aesthetic traditions. Traditions in which qualities of beauty, intimacy, and nostalgia sit alongside complexity, virtuosity, and furious experimentation. It places this strange, spacious, avant garde sound alongside musics of exile, loss, and the Black diaspora. Like the music, this book will both offer solace and challenge. It will ask questions about who gets to define genres, and what — and who — do such genres exclude. And it will ask, as a listener, how do you untrain your ears and escape complicity from the commercial imperatives of labels and algorithms?

UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 160 pages PB 9781501381010 • £14.99 / $19.95 ePub 9781501381027 • £13.10 / $17.95 ePdf 9781501381034 • £13.10 / $17.95 Series: Genre: A 33 1/3 Series • Bloomsbury Academic

UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 176 pages PB 9781501373602 • £14.99 / $19.95 ePub 9781501373619 • £13.10 / $17.95 ePdf 9781501373626 • £13.10 / $17.95 Series: Genre: A 33 1/3 Series • Bloomsbury Academic • UK, Europe, ROW • +44 (0)1256 302692 •

Katherine Reed, California State University, Fullerton, USA

David Bowie’s audio-visual work remains relatively unexplored. More narrowly focused studies address the artist’s music videos or film roles, but none provide a comprehensive view of the two-way street that was Bowie’s work with film, theorizing the way he engaged with the medium throughout his 50-year career. David Bowie and the Moving Image is just such a comprehensive study. Analyzing Bowie’s music videos, planned film projects, acting roles, and musical works included in films, this monograph provides an intervention in Bowie scholarship. This study of Bowie’s multimedia projects informs our understanding of all areas of his work, from music to fashion to visual art. It enters the debate about Bowie’s artistic legacy and fills an important gap by addressing Bowie as musician, actor, and auteur. UK January 2023 • US January 2023 • 240 pages • 17 bw illus HB 9781501371257 • £90.00 / $120.00 ePub 9781501371264 • £79.34 / $108.00 ePdf 9781501371271 • £79.34 / $108.00 Bloomsbury Academic

British Progressive Pop 19701980 Andy Bennett, Griffith University, Australia

Positioned between the psychedelic and countercultural music of the late 1960s and the punk and new wave styles of the late 1970s, early 1970s British popular music is often overlooked. However British popular music in the early 1970s was, in fact, highly diverse with many artists arguably displaying an eclecticism and flair for musical experimentation.This book considers the significance of early 1970s British pop-rock as a period during which the boundaries between pop and rock were periodically relaxed providing a platform for musical creativity less confined by genre and branding. UK December 2021 • US December 2021 • 176 pages PB 9781501385995 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501336638 ePub 9781501336645 • £26.20 / $35.95 ePdf 9781501336652 • £26.20 / $35.95 Bloomsbury Academic

Finding the Beat

Entrainment, Rhythmic Play, and Social Meaning in Rock Music Nathan Hesselink, University of British Columbia, Canada As humans, we spend a lot of time taking pleasure in matching our bodily movements with a perceived beat. What lies behind these related activities? The simple answer is found in the concept of entrainment, the human ability to perceive a beat and to synchronize to it. Drawing upon diverse examples from North American and British rock, this book demonstrates that when musicians play with or against the expectations set up by entrainment that listeners are gripped in deep and compelling ways. Understanding such rhythmic play opens windows onto worlds of pleasure and wonder brought about by experiencing time together. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 208 pages • 45 bw illus HB 9781501392979 • £80.00 / $110.00 ePub 9781501392986 • £72.79 / $99.00 ePdf 9781501392993 • £72.79 / $99.00 Bloomsbury Academic

Popular Music in Japan

Transformation Inspired by the West Toru Mitsui, Kanazawa University, Japan Popular music in Japan has long been under the overwhelming influence of American and Latin American popular music since 1945 when Japan was defeated in World War II. Beginning with gunka and enka, and tracing the birth of hit songs in the record industry, the adoption of western genres, the rise of Japanese folk and rock, domestic exoticism as a new trend, and J-Pop, Popular Music in Japan is a comprehensive discussion of the evolution of popular music in Japan. In eight revised and updated essays written in English by renowned Japanese scholar Toru Mitsui, this book tells the story of popular music in Japan since the beginning of the 20th century with a focus on the years since the Meiji Restoration when Japan began positively embracing the West.

M U S I C & S O U N D S T U D I E S – Popular Music

David Bowie and the Moving Image

UK February 2022 • US February 2022 • 224 pages • 20 bw illus PB 9781501391774 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501363863 ePub 9781501363870 • £26.20 / $35.95 ePdf 9781501363887 • £26.20 / $35.95 Bloomsbury Academic • USA, Canada, Latin America • 888-330-8477 •


M U S I C & S O U N D S T U D I E S – Popular Music

Pop Stars on Film

One-Hit Wonders

Edited by Kirsty Fairclough, Manchester School of Art, UK & Jason Wood, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Edited by Sarah Hill, Oxford University, UK

Popular Culture in a Global Market

From the early days of cinema, figures from the world of popular music have made forays into acting and contributed cameo appearances. From Little Richard and Kylie Minogue to Nick Cave and Tom Waits, Pop Stars On Film offers a collection of essays on some of the most influential international performances from a diverse range of cultural icons. The book considers industry shifts, access and diversity, but also the notion of cultural appropriation, audience appeal, marketing and demographics. Perhaps most importantly, the publication will look at what happens when cultures collide and coalesce. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 240 pages HB 9781501372513 • £90.00 / $120.00 ePub 9781501372520 • £79.34 / $108.00 ePdf 9781501372537 • £79.34 / $108.00 Bloomsbury Academic

The one-hit wonder has a long and storied history in popular music, exhorting listeners to dance, to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony, to ponder mortality, to get a job, to bask in the sunshine, or just to get up and dance again. Catchy, memorable, irritating, or simply ubiquitous, one-hit wonders capture something of the mood of a time. This collection provides a series of short, sharp chapters on one-hit wonders from the 1950s to the present day, with a view toward understanding both the mechanics of success and the socio-musical contexts within which such songs became hits. UK February 2022 • US February 2022 • 296 pages PB 9781501368417 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781501368400 • £90.00 / $120.00 ePub 9781501368424 • £18.19 / $24.25 ePdf 9781501368431 • £18.19 / $24.25 Bloomsbury Academic

Dancing to the Drum Machine

Prince and Popular Music

Dan LeRoy, Independent Scholar, USA

Edited by Mike Alleyne, Middle Tennessee State University, USA & Kirsty Fairclough, Manchester School of Art, UK

How Electronic Percussion Conquered the World This is a history of perhaps the most controversial musical instrument: the drum machine. Author Dan Leroy reveals the untold story of how their digital pulse became the new heartbeat of popular music. He traces the drum machine from its low-tech beginnings in the Fifties and Sixties to its evolution in the Seventies and its ubiquity in the Eighties, when it infiltrated every genre of music. Drum machines changed composition, recording, and performance habits, and anticipated virtually every musical trend of the last 40 or so years: sequencing, looping, sampling, and all forms of digital music creation. UK November 2022 • US November 2022 • 336 pages PB 9781501367267 • £19.99 / $26.95 • HB 9781501367274 • £65.00 / $90.00 ePub 9781501367281 • £18.19 / $24.25 ePdf 9781501367298 • £18.19 / $24.25 Bloomsbury Academic

The Evolution of Electronic Dance Music

Edited by Ewa Mazierska, University of Central Lancashire, UK, Tony Rigg, University of Central Lancashire, UK & Les Gillon, University of Central Lancashire, UK The Evolution of Electronic Dance Music establishes EDM’s place on the map of popular music. The book accounts for various ambiguities, variations, transformations, and manifestations of EDM, pertaining to its generic fragmentation, large geographical spread, modes of consumption and, changes in technology. It focuses especially on its current state, its future, and its relationship to other forms of popular music as well as the rise of EDM in places that are overlooked by the existing literature, such as Russia and Eastern Europe, and examines the multi-media and visual aspects of the genre. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 304 pages • 20 bw illus PB 9781501379598 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501366369 ePub 9781501366376 • £79.34 / $108.00 ePdf 9781501366383 • £79.34 / $108.00 Bloomsbury Academic


An Oblique History of Popular Music

Critical Perspectives on an Interdisciplinary Life

Prince’s position in popular culture has undergone only limited academic scrutiny. This book provides an academic examination of Prince, encompassing the many layers of his cultural and creative impact. It assesses Prince’s life and legacy holistically, exploring his multiple identities and the ways in which they were manifested through his recorded catalogue and audiovisual personae. In 17 essays organized thematically, the anthology includes a diverse range of contributions - taking ethnographic, musicological, sociological, gender studies and cultural studies approaches to analysing Prince’s career. UK December 2021 • US December 2021 • 232 pages PB 9781501391750 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501354656 ePub 9781501354663 • £26.20 / $35.95 ePdf 9781501354687 • £26.20 / $35.95 Bloomsbury Academic

The Future of Live Music

Edited by Ewa Mazierska, University of Central Lancashire, UK, Les Gillon, University of Central Lancashire, UK & Tony Rigg, University of Central Lancashire, UK What 'live music' means for one generation or culture does not necessarily mean 'live' for another. This book examines how changes in economy, culture and technology pertaining to post-digital times affect the production, performance and reception of live music. Considering established examples of live music, such as music festivals, alongside practices influenced by developments in technology, including live streaming and holograms, the book examines whether new forms stand the test of 'live authenticity' for their audiences. It also speculates how live music might develop in the future, its relationship to recorded music and mediated performance and how business is conducted in the popular music industry. UK December 2021 • US December 2021 • 248 pages PB 9781501391743 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501355875 ePub 9781501355882 • £26.20 / $35.95 ePdf 9781501355899 • £26.20 / $35.95 Bloomsbury Academic • UK, Europe, ROW • +44 (0)1256 302692 •

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Music Production

Edited by Simon Zagorski-Thomas, University of West London, UK & Andrew Bourbon, Huddersfield University, UK The Bloomsbury Handbook of Music Production provides a detailed overview of current research on the production of mono and stereo recorded music. The handbook consists of 33 chapters, each written by leaders in the field of music production. Examining the technologies and places of music production as well the broad range of practices – organization, recording, desktop production, post-production and distribution – this edited collection looks at production as it has developed around the world. In addition, rather than isolating issues such as gender, race and sexuality in separate chapters, these points are threaded throughout the entire text. UK February 2022 • US February 2022 • 432 pages PB 9781501393426 • £39.99 / $54.95 Previously published in HB 9781501334023 ePub 9781501334030 • £36.39 / $49.45 ePdf 9781501334047 • £36.39 / $49.45 Series: Bloomsbury Handbooks • Bloomsbury Academic

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Video Analysis

Edited by Lori A. Burns, University of Ottowa, Canada & Stan Hawkins, University of Oslo, Norway Music videos promote popular artists in cultural forms that circulate widely across social media networks.This volume of essays serves as a foundational handbook for the study and interpretation of the popular music video, with the specific aim of examining the industry contexts, cultural concepts, and aesthetic materials that videos rely upon in order to be both intelligible and meaningful. The study develops a deeper understanding of the intersecting and interdisciplinary approaches that are invoked in the analysis of this popular and influential musical form. UK February 2022 • US February 2022 • 464 pages • 117 PB 9781501393273 • £39.99 / $54.95 Previously published in HB 9781501342332 ePub 9781501342349 • £36.39 / $49.45 ePdf 9781501342356 • £36.39 / $49.45 Series: Bloomsbury Handbooks • Bloomsbury Academic

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art

Edited by Sanne Krogh Groth, Lund University, Sweden & Holger Schulze, University of Copenhagen, Denmark The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art presents an overview of the contemporary and future developments in Sound Art. Over the past three decades, Sound Art has been a frequent field of analysis and discussion within academia and in the areas of musicology, visual arts, and later, sound studies. This volume represents the historical shifts and contemporary appearance of Sound Art in a series of six sections, each with four chapters: an introductory chapter, a chapter discussing theoretical background, a chapter discussing historical predecessors and contemporary approaches, and a chapter offering broader exploration and discussion of various conflicting examples in this field. UK February 2022 • US February 2022 • 592 pages PB 9781501393112 • £39.99 / $54.95 Previously published in HB 9781501338793 ePub 9781501338809 • £36.39 / $49.45 ePdf 9781501338816 • £36.39 / $49.45 Series: Bloomsbury Handbooks • Bloomsbury Academic

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class

Edited by Ian Peddie, Sul Ross State University, USA The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class is the first extensive analysis of the most important themes and concepts in this field. Encompassing contemporary research in ethnomusicology, sociology, cultural studies, history, and race studies, the volume explores the intersections between music and class, and how the meanings of class are asserted and denied, confused and clarified, through music. With chapters on key genres, traditions, and subcultures, as well as fresh and engaging directions for future scholarship, the volume considers how music has thought about and articulated social class. It consists entirely of original contributions written by internationally renowned scholars, and provides an essential reference point for scholars interested in the relationship between popular music and social class. UK February 2022 • US February 2022 • 616 pages PB 9781501393433 • £39.99 / $54.95 Previously published in HB 9781501345364 ePub 9781501345371 • £36.39 / $49.45 ePdf 9781501345388 • £36.39 / $49.45 Series: Bloomsbury Handbooks • Bloomsbury Academic

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies Edited by Michael Bull, University of Sussex, UK & Marcel Cobussen, Leiden University, Netherlands

This is the first resource to provide a wide ranging, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary investigation and analysis of the ways in which researchers use a broad range of methodologies in order to pursue their sonic investigations. The volume recognizes that researchers of sound use both traditional (non- sonic) methodologies to study sound such as the investigation of written records whereby the sonic is translated into the ‘textual,’ and new sonically based methodologies that treat sound as sound, such as in the use of sound walks, field recordings, and sound mapping.

M U S I C & S O U N D S T U D I E S – Popular Music / Sound Studies

Bloomsbury Handbooks

UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 848 pages PB 9781501393501 • £39.99 / $54.95 Previously published in HB 9781501338755 ePub 9781501338762 • £112.10 / $153.00 ePdf 9781501338779 • £112.10 / $153.00 Series: Bloomsbury Handbooks • Bloomsbury Academic

The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Anthropology of Sound Edited by Holger Schulze, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Anthropology of Sound provides a comprehensive and fully upto-date overview of the key themes and debates relating to the academic study of sound within an anthropological context. What are the common characteristics as well as the inconsistencies of living with and around sound in our everyday lives? This fundamental question drives research in this broad and interdisciplinary area of sound studies. Every section contains chapters that explore exemplary research objects and puts them in the context of methodological approach and research practice. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 576 pages PB 9781501372223 • £39.99 / $54.95 Previously published in HB 9781501335396 ePub 9781501335426 • £112.10 / $153.00 ePdf 9781501335419 • £112.10 / $153.00 Series: Bloomsbury Handbooks • Bloomsbury Academic • USA, Canada, Latin America • 888-330-8477 •


M U S I C & S O U N D S T U D I E S – Sound Studies

The Sounds of Spectators at Football Nicolai Jørgensgaard Graakjær, Aalborg University, Denmark

Spectator sounds in football (soccer) settings are often highlighted – by spectators, tourists, commentators, journalists, scholars, media producers, etc. – as crucial for the experience of football. These sounds are often said to contribute significantly to the production (at the stadium) and conveyance (in televised broadcast) of “atmosphere.” This book addresses why and how spectator sounds contribute to the experience of watching in these environments and what characterizes spectator sounds in terms of their structure, meaning, and function. Based on an examination of empirical materials – including the sounds of football matches from the English Premier League as they emerge both at the stadium and in mediated settings (television, radio, video games) – this book systematically dissects the sounds of football watching. UK January 2023 • US January 2023 • 176 pages HB 9781501363740 • £80.00 / $110.00 ePub 9781501363757 • £72.79 / $99.00 ePdf 9781501363764 • £72.79 / $99.00 Bloomsbury Academic

Body as Instrument

Performing with Gestural Systems in Live Electronic Music Mary Mainsbridge, Macquarie University Sydney, Australia Motion tracking technology can aid creativity and inventiveness by translating rich information from subtle facial expressions and muscular activity into sonic and musical processes. Body as Instrument explores how musicians navigate these unique musical environments, appropriating and inventing new instruments and energetic forms of bodily communication. Through a series of case studies exploring current practitioners’ experiences and author-composed works, the book examines the transformational impact of motion sensors on musicians’ physical awareness and abilities, evolving musician and instrument relationships, and distinctions between audience and performer. UK February 2022 • US February 2022 • 232 pages • 16 bw illus HB 9781501368547 • £90.00 / $120.00 ePub 9781501368554 • £79.34 / $108.00 ePdf 9781501368561 • £79.34 / $108.00 Bloomsbury Academic

Sonic Phantoms

Composition with Auditory Phantasmatic Presence Barbara Ellison, Independent Scholar & Artist, The Netherlands & Thomas Bey William Bailey, Independent Scholar & Artist, USA Edited by Francisco López, Independent Scholar & Artist, The Netherlands Structured around a large body of compositional work over the past decade, this volume illustrates the presence of sonic phantoms through a diverse array of musical sources, materials, techniques and compositional tools including: voices—real and synthetic, field recordings, instrument manipulation, object amplification, improvisation and recording studio techniques. It outlines and emphasizes the role of sonic illusions in their larger musical context and their presence in a number of disparate musical traditions, while defining a dedicated compositional realm that considers auditory illusions as essential and intentional components of the work and not simply as mere side effects. UK December 2021 • US December 2021 • 248 pages PB 9781501391767 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501347023 ePub 9781501347030 • £26.20 / $35.95 ePdf 9781501347047 • £26.20 / $35.95 Bloomsbury Academic

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Music Videos and New Audiovisual Forms Steven Shaviro, Wayne State University, USA The Rhythm Image analyzes, in depth, recent music videos for artists ranging from pop superstar The Weeknd to independent women artists like FKA twigs and Dawn Richard. The music videos discussed in this book all treat the traditional themes of popular music: sex and romance, money and fame, and the lived experiences of race and gender. But they twist these themes in strange and unexpected ways, in order to reflect our entanglement with a digital world of social media, data gathering, and 24/7 demands upon our attention. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 240 pages PB 9781501388569 • £21.99 / $29.95 • HB 9781501388552 • £90.00 / $120.00 ePub 9781501388576 • £19.65 / $26.95 ePdf 9781501388583 • £19.65 / $26.95 Series: New Approaches to Sound, Music, and Media • Bloomsbury Academic

Monstrosity, Identity, and Music Mediating Uncanny Creatures from Frankenstein to Videogames

Edited by Alexis Luko, University of Victoria, Canada & James K. Wright, Carleton University, Canada Taking Mary Shelley’s novel as its point of departure, this collection of essays considers how her creation has not only survived but thrived over 200 years of media history, in music, film, literature, visual art and other cultural forms. In studying monstrous figures torn from the darkest imaginings of the human psyche, these essays deploy the latest analytical approaches, drawn from such fields as musicology, critical race studies, feminist studies, queer theory and psychoanalysis. The book sheds light on social issues, aesthetic trends and cultural concerns that are as alive today as they were when Shelley’s landmark novel was published. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 272 pages HB 9781501380044 • £90.00 / $120.00 ePub 9781501380051 • £79.34 / $108.00 ePdf 9781501380068 • £79.34 / $108.00 Bloomsbury Academic

A Women’s History of the Beatles

Christine Feldman-Barrett, Griffith University, Australia A Women’s History of the Beatles is the first book to offer a detailed presentation of the band’s social and cultural impact as understood through the experiences and lives of women. Drawing on a mix of interviews and ethnography (including autoethnography), textual analysis, and archival research, this work depicts the myriad ways that the Beatles have profoundly shaped and enriched the lives of women from the band’s 1960s heyday onward. Organized topically based on key themes important to the Beatles the book uncovers all the varied and multifaceted relationships women have had with the band, whether face-to-face and intimately or parasocially through mediated, popular culture. UK February 2022 • US February 2022 • 272 pages PB 9781501375941 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501348037 ePub 9781501348044 • £26.20 / $35.95 ePdf 9781501348051 • £26.20 / $35.95 Bloomsbury Academic

Owning the Masters

A History of Sound Recording Copyright Richard Osborne, Middlesex University, UK Record companies have taken contractual power and therefore economic security in the realm of music recording and reproduction. Their ownership places recording artists in an inferior legislative position to the companies and their songwriting counterparts. Sound recording copyright law encourages recording artists to cast themselves as composers if they wish to use copyright as a means for artistic recompense, but copyright is complex and contestable. Owning the Masters exposes how record companies lobbied for copyright and the consequences of their ownership and addresses a changing environment of artists who are increasingly assuming ownership of their recordings. UK December 2022 • US December 2022 • 256 pages PB 9781501345906 • £22.99 / $27.95 • HB 9781501345913 • £72.00 / $90.00 ePub 9781501345920 • £18.92 / $25.15 ePdf 9781501345937 • £18.92 / $25.15 Series: Alternate Takes: Critical Responses to Popular Music • Bloomsbury Academic

The Velvet Underground

Pianos, Toys, Music and Noise

Edited by Sean Albiez, London South Bank University, UK & David Pattie, University of Chester, UK

Andy Hamilton, Durham University, UK

What Goes On

Though The Velvet Underground were critically and commercially unsuccessful in their time, in ensuing decades they have become a constant touchstone in art rock, punk, post-punk, indie, avant pop and alternative rock. Pattie and Albiez present the first academic book-length collection on The Velvet Underground. The book covers a range of topics including the band’s relationship to American literature, to youth and cultural movements of the 1960s and beyond and to European culture - and examines these contexts from the 1960s through to the present day. UK October 2022 • US October 2022 • 320 pages HB 9781501338410 • £90.00 / $120.00 ePub 9781501338427 • £79.34 / $108.00 ePdf 9781501338434 • £79.34 / $108.00 Bloomsbury Academic

M U S I C & S O U N D S T U D I E S – Culture & Media / Music Biographies

The Rhythm Image

Conversations with Steve Beresford

In this book, Beresford is heard in his own words through first-hand interviews with the author. Beresford provides compelling insight into an extensive range of topics, displaying the broad cultural context in which music is embedded. The volume combines chronological and thematic chapters, with topics covering improvisation and composition in jazz and free music; the connections between art, entertainment and popular culture; the audience for free improvisation; writing music for films; recording improvised music in the studio; and teaching improvisation. It places Beresford in the context of improvised and related musics in which there are considerable and growing interest, including jazz, free music, free improvisation, and free jazz. UK February 2022 • US February 2022 • 312 pages PB 9781501369568 • £28.99 / $39.95 Previously published in HB 9781501366444 ePub 9781501366451 • £26.20 / $35.95 ePdf 9781501366468 • £26.20 / $35.95 Bloomsbury Academic • USA, Canada, Latin America • 888-330-8477 •


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