social media and music: The Digital Field of Cultural Production

$45.80

SKU: 9781433114472
Other: Jones, Steve
Author: Suhr, Cecilia
Publication Date: 03/28/2012
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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Description

This book explores social networking sites as the digital field of cultural production by loosely drawing from Pierre Bourdieu’s notion of field and capital. The book examines four case studies on MySpace, YouTube, Second Life, and Indaba Music, and the roles and the impact they have on the music industry and musicians. In doing so, the author explores the groundbreaking developments that empower independent musicians and problematizes the emergence of a variety of issues symptomatic of social media environments at the height of convergence culture.