Musicscape Groningen – Live!

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Het project ‘Musicscape Groningen – Live!’ is onderdeel van een onderzoek dat licht wil werpen op de variëteit aan luistergedrag bij hedendaagse individuele luisteraars, teneinde een bijdrage te leveren aan een beter zicht op het toekomstige publiek van de studenten van het Prins Claus Conservatorium van de Hanzehogeschool Groningen. Het onderzoek is voornamelijk kwalitatief van […]

A macro-sociological study into the changes in the Popularity of Domestic, European, and American pop music in western countries

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Relying on the top 100 pop songs from year-end charts, we coded more than 30,000 chart positions based on the country of origin of the artist and the language of performance, in nine Western countries. We estimated cross-national differences and trends since 1973, testing expectations on globalization as has been reviewed in the literature, where […]

A professionally annotated and enriched multimodal data set on popular music

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This paper presents the MusiClef data set, a multimodal data set of professionally annotated music. It includes editorial metadata about songs, albums, and artists, as well as MusicBrainz identifiers to facilitate linking to other data sets. In addition, several state-of-the-art audio features are provided. Different sets of annotations and music context data – collaboratively generated […]

Categorical ambiguity in cultural fields: The effects of genre fuzziness in popular music

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Recent studies find that objects that do not clearly fit within the categories of their field are penalized by relevant audiences. We examine whether this ‘categorical imperative’ is dependent on the symbolic and institutional structure of fields by comparing the effects of genre ambiguity across two popular music subfields. The results show that genre ambiguity […]