Cassette Culture

Popular Music and Technology in North India

Author: Peter Manuel

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226504018

Category: Music

Page: 302

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In Cassette Culture, Peter Manuel tells how a new mass medium—the portable cassette player—caused a major upheaval in popular culture in the world's second-largest country. The advent of cassette technology in the 1980s transformed India's popular music industry from the virtual monopoly of a single multinational LP manufacturer to a free-for-all among hundreds of local cassette producers. The result was a revolution in the quantity, quality, and variety of Indian popular music and its patterns of dissemination and consumption. Manuel shows that the cassette revolution, however, has brought new contradictions and problems to Indian culture. While inexpensive cassettes revitalized local subcultures and community values throughout the subcontinent, they were also a vehicle for regional and political factionalism, new forms of commercial vulgarity, and, disturbingly, the most provocative sorts of hate-mongering and religious chauvinism. Cassette Culture is the first scholarly account of Indian popular music and the first case study of a technological revolution now occurring throughout the world. It will be an essential resource for anyone interested in modern India, communications theory, world popular music, or contemporary global culture.
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Code of Federal Regulations

Containing a Codification of Documents of General Applicability and Future Effect as of December 31, 1948, with Ancillaries and Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Administrative law

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Handmade Electronic Music

The Art of Hardware Hacking

Author: Nicolas Collins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415975921

Category: Music

Page: 245

View: 3418

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Providing a practical introduction for students of electronic music, installation, and sound-art to the craft of making, this text covers the basics of practical circuitry. It tours the world of electronics, encouraging artists to get to know the inner workings of basic electronic devices.
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Start Your Own Seminar Production Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: Entrepreneur Press

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613080972

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

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Did you ever think you might be able to make money leading seminars to teach others what you know? Or promoting a dynamic speaker who motivates the crowds? Many people pay top dollar to attend seminars that teach them how to do something faster, better, more easily or more profitably—which gives you a great opportunity for profit. This hands-on guide, completely updated with the latest trends and newest information, details how to plan seminars, webinars, and teleseminars for yourself or someone else from start to finish. Learn how to: • Negotiate for great deals on halls, hotels and conference rooms • Promote a business with almost no cash investment • Use ingenious PR tactics that will draw attendees—and profits—like a magnet • Test-market your subject matter before spending a dime • Develop and sell CDs, books and other profitable materials People who promote and produce seminars are making huge profits—and so can you! Get in on the action in this booming field today.
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