Cybersounds: Essays on Virtual Music Culture

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Peter Lang, 2006 - Computers - 282 pages
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Since the mass proliferation of the Internet, music has been the one art form that has seen the most attention online. This volume culls together essays that examine the cultural aspects of music existing online. More than just the notion that «people download, » Cybersounds is the first collection that critically looks at this issue, ultimately presenting new ideas and directions for exploring this field.
 

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Contents

Cybernetic Gift Giving and Social Drama
21
Do U Produce? Subcultural Capital and Amateur
57
Building a Virtual Diaspora HipHop in Cyberspace
83
The Technology of Subversion
107
The Cyberactivism of a Dangermouse
127
Music Brands Online and Constructing Community
137
Beating the Bootleggers Fan Creativity Lossless Audio
161
Hacking the iPod
185
The Social Pulse of Telharmonics Functions of Networked
209
Breaking the Decision Chain
239
On the Future of Music
255
List of Contributors
273
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The Editor: Michael D. Ayers is a Visiting Professor at Manhattan College and holds degrees in sociology from Virginia Tech and the New School for Social Research (New York). He is the co-editor of Cyberactivism: Online Activism in Theory and Practice (2003) and a contributing music critic to Billboard.com, Giant and the Village Voice.

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