The new ‘tween’ music industry: The Disney Channel, Kidz Bop and an emerging childhood counterpublic

  title={The new ‘tween’ music industry: The Disney Channel, Kidz Bop and an emerging childhood counterpublic},
  author={Tyler Bickford},
  journal={Popular Music},
  pages={417 - 436}
Abstract This article examines the expansion of the US children's music industry in the last decade. It considers the sanitising of Top 40 pop for child audiences in the Kidz Bop compilations, the entrance of Disney into the popular music market and the meteoric rise of tween music products such as High School Musical, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers and Justin Bieber. It shows that, as children increasingly consume mainstream musical products, in the converse dynamic children's… 
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