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Volume! #07-1 – La reprise
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies [see all issues]
  Volume ! La reprise
Issue edited by Matthieu Saladin.
published in 2010
texts in English and French
21 x 21 cm (softcover)
304 pages (b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-2-913169-26-5
EAN: 9782913169265
in stock
Cover versions in popular music.
Covers are ambiguous objects that run through all popular musics, with a variety of forms and functions: homage, parody, learning practice, means of emancipation, exercise in style, roots of a new aesthetics, fan identification, commercial hijacking, plundering, constitution of a musical tradition, means of belonging to a musical culture. By their ambivalence, covers are a promising entry to the study of popular musics, questioning their creative process as well as their cultural dimension.
See also Volume ! #07-2 – La reprise Bis.
Volume! The French journal of popular music studies is the only peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the study of contemporary popular music. It is published biannually by the Editions Mélanie Seteun, a publishing association specialized in popular music. The journal is in French with some non-translated articles in English.
Volume! was established in 2002 under the title Copyright Volume! by Gérôme Guibert, Marie-Pierre Bonniol and Samuel Etienne, and obtained its current name in 2008.