From Craft to Corporate Interfacing: Rock Musicianship in the Age of Music Television and Computer-Programmed Music

  title={From Craft to Corporate Interfacing: Rock Musicianship in the Age of Music Television and Computer-Programmed Music},
  author={Christophe Den Tandt},
  journal={Popular Music and Society},
  pages={139 - 160}
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