This collection of essays, first published in 1987, provides a sociological treatment of many musical forms – rock, jazz, classical – with special emphasis on the perspective of the practising musician. Among the topics covered are the legal structures governing musical production and the question of copyright; recording and production technology; the social character of musical style; and the impact of lyrical content, considered socially and historically.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
chapter 2|27 pages
The Social Character of Music
Performance as ritual: sketch for an enquiry into the true nature of a symphony concert
chapter 7|27 pages
Convention and Constraint in Working Life
Popular music and the law – who owns the song?