M26Lecture09%20media%201920s_30 - Effects of technological...

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1 Lecture 9, Sept. 30 th Century Musical Styles 9/30/08 2 Effects of technological change in early 20th century mass production provides affordable instruments markets in 1920s regular radio shows, with commercial sponsors compete with recordings at first then use recordings to fill air time performance conventions adapted to these new contexts musicians respond to 9/30/08 3 face to face contact no longer necessary — move beyond local community music preserved beyond a performer’s lifetime new professionalism: music career became possible for more people friends could build careers professional musicians found new opportunities — not just as comic acts on the vaudeville circuit 9/30/08 4 Racialized Marketing Categories South record companies in 1920s created separate categories: hillbilly records of White musicians for White buyers race records of Black musicians for Black buyers separated musical practices: string bands vs. blues
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course MUSIC 26A taught by Professor Brinner during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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