publication . Doctoral thesis . 2013

Music Circulation and Transmission in Tbilisi, Georgia

Sebald, Brigita;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
This dissertation, based upon two years research in Tbilisi, Georgia, questions how popular music travels from the performer to the audience and how it circulates among audience members. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, the state-run music industry collapsed, taking the infrastructure for music distribution with it. In the years since, a music industry has not been rebuilt due to uncertain economic realities and a shaky political situation. Because of this, performers have difficulty spreading their music through the mass media or by selling it, and alternative methods have developed. The concept of distribution, often associated ...
free text keywords: Music, Caucasus, Circulation, Eurasia, Exchange theory, Media Studies
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