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dc.contributor.authorPercival, J. Mark
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:27:55Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:27:55Z
dc.date.issued2010-04-07
dc.identifierER1770
dc.identifier.citationPercival, J. M. (2009) Scottish indie music and BBC radio's Beat Patrol (1995-2000). Popular Music History, 4 (1), pp. 23-28.
dc.identifier.issn1743-1646
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/1770
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1558/pomh.v4i1.23
dc.description.abstractThis essay investigates music radio consumption and how it relates to local popular music production. The study focuses on one specialist weekly music programme, Beat Patrol, presented in several formats by Peter Easton at BBC Radio Scotland from 1984 to 2000, and the ways in which a very specific segment of that show’s audience (in this case, indie musicians) make sense of that show. Firstly, it offered an independent measurement of the bands’ critical success and status in relation to local, regional and national music scenes. The show therefore contributed directly to the acquisition of cultural and social capital for musicians at an early stage of their careers. Secondly, Beat Patrol provided a powerful tool with which bands were able to evaluate both the technical and aesthetic qualities of their recordings in relation to their peers and to artists whose work they admired. The use of this comparative tool suggests that specialist music radio was central to the development of indie musicians’ notions of good’ and ‘bad’ creative and technical characteristics of their own music.
dc.format.extent23-28
dc.publisherEquinox Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofPopular Music History
dc.titleScottish indie music and BBC radio's Beat Patrol (1995-2000)
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dc.description.volume4
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dc.description.eprintid1770
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