Award ceremony as an arbiter of commerce and canon in the popular music industry

  title={Award ceremony as an arbiter of commerce and canon in the popular music industry},
  author={Mary R. Watson and N. Anand},
  journal={Popular Music},
  pages={41 - 56}
We show how the Grammy award ceremony played a central role in influencing the US popular music industry through two important inter-organisational processes. The ceremony served as the vehicle through which the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) interlinked with commercial interests in the field: the distributors, wholesalers and retailers who are represented by the National Association of Record Merchandisers (NARM). As music became a more visual medium and television… 
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