• Popular Music and the Growth of Brazilian Culture Industries since 1945

    Author(s):
    K. E. Goldschmitt (see profile) , Eduardo Vicente
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    American Musicological Society, Ethnomusicology, Music and Sound
    Subject(s):
    Brazilian cultural studies, Music industry studies
    Item Type:
    Other
    Tag(s):
    bossa nova, Brega, incentive laws, independent recording industry, media convergence
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/ktwn-p689
    Abstract:
    The period following the end of Getúlio Vargas’s second government (1951-1954) saw a massive expansion of the media industries with popular music in particular becoming an important cultural touchstone. Some salient trends in the post-War period include the politicization of music and other media (radio, television, social media), the incorporation of international musical influences (especially jazz and rock) into Brazilian musical production, the expansion and contraction of the recording industry, and the rise and prominence of regional genres in the national discourse. Brazilian media industry infrastructures take part in artistic expression, including both major multinational record labels as well as independent record companies. Popular music production has regularly responded to the social and economic upheavals that have characterized Brazil since the end of WWII. Interdisciplinary perspectives, including communication studies, history, anthropology, and ethnomusicology, show some possible new routes for music and cultural industry research in Brazil.
    Notes:
    8500 word co-authored peer-reviewed research encyclopedia article for the The Oxford Encyclopedia of Brazilian History and Culture, part of the larger Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History,
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