The online place of popular music: Exploring the impact of geography and social media on pop artists’ mainstream media attention

  title={The online place of popular music: Exploring the impact of geography and social media on pop artists’ mainstream media attention},
  author={Marc Verboord and S. van Noord},
  journal={Popular Communication},
  pages={59 - 72}
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