Independence and charismatic authority in popular music : Just do it yourself - DIY

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Cvetkovski, Trajce. (2020) Independence and charismatic authority in popular music : Just do it yourself - DIY. In In Zúquete, José Pedro (Ed.). The Routledge international handbook of charisma pp. 387-397 Routledge.
AuthorsCvetkovski, Trajce
EditorsZúquete, José Pedro

Rational processes in popular music have been essential in the achievement of dominant control by major music companies. Recent Do-it-Yourself (DIY) participants, including megastars, have embraced emerging technologies to challenge the success of the majors. Charismatic participants disrupt established customs and practices. Digitalization has created a highly contestable industry landscape because it promotes a sustainable DIY environment. This chapter examines the extraordinary nature of charismatic power in an industry dominated by complex, Western capitalist legal-rational processes. Direct charismatic authority in the digital world connects performers to fans, thereby diminishing the power of major producers.

Page range387-397
Book titleThe Routledge international handbook of charisma
Place of publicationLondon
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Online30 Nov 2020
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Deposited22 Jul 2021
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