Practical Idealism: Live Music Associations and the Revitalization of the Music Festival Scene

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Title Practical Idealism: Live Music Associations and the Revitalization of the Music Festival Scene
 
Creator Uimonen, Heikki
 
Subject ethnomusicology; cultural musicology
live music; festivals; cultural policies; promotion; associations; stakeholders
 
Description In the seventies live music associations were established across Finland. They challenged the prevailing practices of event production and became major players in the live music business. In City of Seinäjoki the associations were stabilised as part of the local music culture and still play a crucial role in transforming promotional practices related to popular music by running one of the biggest rock festivals in Finland since 1979. The article’s theoretical starting point is to take into account how music culture consists of ideas, activities, institutions and material objects in general and how to understand the relationships between the promoters of live music events and their surrounding societies. It clarifies the symbiotic relationship between associations, the political and cultural institutions and what developments helped associations to become transregionally and transnationally influential cultural actors.
 
Publisher IASPM - International Association for the Study of Popular Music
 
Contributor
 
Date 2019-10-12
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://iaspmjournal.net/index.php/IASPM_Journal/article/view/934
 
Source IASPM Journal; Vol 9, No 1 (2019): Pop music festivals and (cultural) policies; 23 - 38
2079-3871
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://iaspmjournal.net/index.php/IASPM_Journal/article/view/934/pdf_1
 
Coverage Finland; Nordic Countries
1970s–2010s

 
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