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Everyone Loves Live Music: A Theory of Performance Institutions

Fabian Holt


In the early twenty-first century, the economic growth in live music and especially music festivals caused a sensation in the music industries, in pop aesthetics, and in the media. This birth of a new mass consumer culture of live music has further ramifications in cultural policy, tourism, and urban planning and even generated a literature of its own in popular music studies. This book pioneers a critical approach to the field, arguing that live music is the result of the commercial institutionalization of musical performance, a process that has occurred several times since the birth of consu ... More

Keywords: music sociology, music history, ethnomusicology, live music, clubs, festivals, institutions, performance, popular music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226738406
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226738680.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fabian Holt, author
Roskilde University