Introduction: the notion of magic in popular music discourse

@article{deJong2019IntroductionTN,
  title={Introduction: the notion of magic in popular music discourse},
  author={Nanette de Jong and Barbara Lebrun},
  journal={Popular Music},
  year={2019},
  volume={38},
  pages={1 - 7}
}
This special issue focuses on the intersection of popular music and the notion of magic, offering a small but hopefully precise and enlightening cross-section of the many and various ways in which musicians, audiences and critics apply this notion to popular songs and music events. The term ‘magic’, in its adjectival or noun form, is often used as a catch-all synonym for admiration, creativity or success, and many studies have already insisted upon the ‘magic’ capacity of a performer to leave… Expand
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