You and whose army? Discussing a local music community

Fisher, Brendan (2007) You and whose army? Discussing a local music community. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This paper is an investigation into the formation and lifespan of a local music scene. A scene is a cultural cluster, a grouping of similarly minded businesses, enterprises and individuals. From Merseybeat in 1960s Liverpool through Punk in late 1970s London to Madchester in the late 1980s early 1990s Manchester, many of the most successful scenes have been documented extensively either by the music press or, increasingly, by academia. Drawing on their work this paper's primary aim is to discover what makes a scene successful. In addition to this aim the study will also look at the role of various structures and agents within music scenes including bands, venues, media and promoters and look at why different scenes develop different sounds. This paper uses the Oxford music scene as a case study, looking at its strengths and weaknesses, at its past, present and future in an attempt to draw wider conclusions on what makes a scene successful.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/398

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