An examination of factors that contributed to the emergence of rock music in Britain from 1965-1970

Williams, Jack (2013) An examination of factors that contributed to the emergence of rock music in Britain from 1965-1970. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this report is to investigate the factors that influenced the emergence of popular Rock music within Britain from the period of 1965-1970. Bowker’s (1991) framework for media analysis has been used throughout to examine a variety of different literary sources. This system uses five signposts points consisting of agency, category, technology, audience and representation in order to draw analytical meanings. The three main influences that will be discussed in great detail within this report will be the effect of technological developments on popular music, the role of the media in the advertising and reception of this music and examination of how social, cultural and political factors may have shaped production and creativity of the music at the time. The conclusions of this report state a heavy influence of this development being aided by influences of different musical styles, as well as the development of multiple track recording studio technologies. The British radio system and the changes in influences of gatekeepers are also concluded to be significant.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Alice Bentley
    Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2013 15:08
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:26
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/12564

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