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p. 674. Collecting and circulatinglocked

  • Mark Slobin


‘Collecting and circulating’ outlines the effects that the recording, collection and cuirculation of folk music had on the genre. Cultures reacted differently to the recording of their songs, some seeing it as theft, others as a way of preserving their threatened culture. Disagreements also occurred over the ways of collecting and cataloguing the recordings. Commercial music ventures, who were more interested in money than research, also tapped into folk music. Was this collaboration or exploitation003F The increased circulation of folk music via vinyl and radio influenced a wide range of popular musicians. Now, with the advent of YouTube, folk music is available to all within seconds.

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