R & B (rhythm and Business)
The Political Economy of Black Music
By (author) Norman Kelley
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R & B (rhythm and Business) by Norman Kelley
Book DescriptionGiven than hip hop music alone has generated more than a billion dollars in sales, the absence of a major black record company is disturbing. Even Motown is now a subsidiary of the Universal Music Group. Nonetheless, little has been written about the economic relationship between African-Americans and the music industry. This anthology dissects contemporary trends in the music industry and explores how blacks have historically interacted with the business as artists, business-people and consumers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781888451689
(209mm x 133mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Akashic Books,U.S.
Publisher: Akashic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Norman Kelley
R&B (Rhythm and Business), Hardback (February 2002)» View all books by Norman Kelley
Who profits most from the spectacular success of black music? In "R&B, " Public Enemy's Chuck D, author Norman Kelley, and other journalists and musicians combine forces to examine how black music has been developed, marketed, and distributed within the structure of American capitalism.
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Author Biography - Norman Kelley
Norman Kelley has written for Newsday, the Village Voice, The Nation, and New York Press. He is the author of "The Head Negro in Charge Syndrome (Nation Books 2004), and the Nina Halligan mystery series -- Black Heat (HarperCollins), The Big Mango (Akashic), and A Phat Death (Akashic). He lives in Brooklyn.
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