Fans and detractors of popular music tend to agree on one thing: popular music is a bellwether of an individual's political and cultural values. In the United States, for example, one cannot think of the counterculture apart from its music. For that reason, in virtually every country in the world, some group identifies popular music as a source of potential danger and wants to regulate it. Policing Pop looks into the many ways in which popular mu...
By Martin Cloonan
Series: Sound Matters
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Temple Univ Pr (January 1, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.8 x 10.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 14034762
Format: PDF Text TXT ebook
While "Policing Pop" does provide some insight into the behind the scenes policing/censoring that occurs at record labels, overall the book is pretty week. Cloonan's "definition" of what actually constitutes policing/censorship is at best subjective.