Art to Commerce: The Trajectory of Popular Music Criticism

  title={Art to Commerce: The Trajectory of Popular Music Criticism},
  author={Thomas Conner and Steve Jones},
This article reports the results of a content and textual analysis of popular music criticism from the 1960s to the 2000s to discern the extent to which criticism has shifted focus from matters of music to matters of business. In part, we believe such a shift to be due likely to increased awareness among journalists and fans of the industrial nature of popular music production, distribution and consumption, and to the disruption of the music industry that began in the late 1990s with the… Expand

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