Popular Imperialism: The British Pop Music Business 1950 - 1975



In this paper the general contours of the British popular music industry are outlined, charting the development of new technologies, new business forms and new market structures, which transformed the sector between 1950 and 1975. The paper then goes on to introduce some concepts and ideas related to the  global impact of the business, including its relationship to the USA and wider markets, and specifically the role of London as a centre for production, but also as a key cultural idea in the pop world of the 1960s.
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