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Title: Self-made CD: Texture and Narrative in Small-Run DIY CD Production
Contributor(s): Klein, Eve (author)
Publication Date: 2010
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Abstract: Small music communities like Australian hip-hop advocate a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) approach to music production and distribution, with the aim of empowering and personalizing music for both artist and audience. With the advent of affordable home studio set-ups artists have experimented in the creation of recorded music outside of commercial and industrial structures, often creating packaged musical products. Rather than detracting from the music, DIY packaging can form part of an operational philosophy for some alternative musical communities. The DIY creation of covers adds to the cultural value of the music, as the rough, 'hand-made' qualities of the package tie the music and the product as a whole into a narrative of its creation, which acts as a guarantee of authenticity.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Coverscaping: Discovering Album Aesthetics, p. 73-87
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
Place of Publication: Copenhagen, Denmark
ISBN: 9788763507745
Field of Research (FOR): 190104 Visual Cultures
190409 Musicology and Ethnomusicology
190406 Music Composition
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 950101 Music
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Editor: Editor(s): Asbjørn Grønstad and Øyvind Vågnes
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