Music blogs as cultural gatekeepers

a typological framework of music blogs

Beatrice Jetto

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Abstract

This paper discusses a theoretical framework that sub-divides music blogs into five different typologies according to the subjective approach that the blog uses to manage the content of its site. The first part looks at the historical development of music blogs, remarking four different phases during their development. The focus will be on how music blogs' evolution has led to a fragmentation and differentiation of the medium. The second part describes the main characteristics of each approach. In the conclusive part, some considerations are made on how the presented framework can be used as an instrument of change for the understanding of music blogs as cultural intermediaries. Since the music industry has played a crucial role in the evolution of music blogs, its role in influencing their intermediary practices is also discussed. This paper is part of a larger project that investigates the emerging role of music blogs as cultural intermediaries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInstruments of change
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia-New Zealand 2010 Conference
EditorsJennifer Cattermole, Graeme Smith, Shane Homan
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherInternational Association for the Study of Popular Music
Pages47-52
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780975774748
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia-New Zealand Conference - Melbourne
Duration: 24 Nov 201026 Nov 2010

Conference

ConferenceInternational Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia-New Zealand Conference
CityMelbourne
Period24/11/1026/11/10

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    Jetto, B. (2011). Music blogs as cultural gatekeepers: a typological framework of music blogs. In J. Cattermole, G. Smith, & S. Homan (Eds.), Instruments of change: proceedings of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia-New Zealand 2010 Conference (pp. 47-52). Melbourne: International Association for the Study of Popular Music.