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5.0 out of 5 stars great guide to the present and future of music, November 11, 2010
This review is from: Mashed Up: Music, Technology, and the Rise of Configurable Culture (Science/Technology/Culture) (Paperback)
Mashed Up takes a masterful and enjoyable tour through the recent cultural phenomenon of configurable media - revealing its origins, clarifying its significance and positing its likely meaning for the next generation of music fans, business people and creators. The book presents a compelling argument that configurable media isn't just a fad cranked up by "some kid in his bedroom", but may in fact be a harbinger of the end of the modern mode of music consumption and production.

One of the great things about the book is the wide variety of hard to get source material obtained and analyzed: interviews with prominent mash up artists & DJs, music industry executives, legal experts, as well as consumers and fans.

Breaks down a complex and timely topic effectively from both scholarly and layman-friendly angles; should be required reading for anyone working in the music business, or anyone interested in the history of music or of digital media in general.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mashed Up--Belongs Up there at the top of the list, September 28, 2010
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A complete Guide to what's going on out there in musicland and what we have to look forward to in a rapidly changing world. It put me in contact with a whole realm I had just sort of sensed before. Raised listening to a whole new level. Everyone should own this book, even the sophisticates who already think they know everything. There's more here than meets the ear.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fine analysis of cultural change, technology and music-fueled social change, January 16, 2011
This review is from: Mashed Up: Music, Technology, and the Rise of Configurable Culture (Science/Technology/Culture) (Paperback)
MASHED UP: MUSIC, TECHNOLOGY AND THE RISE OF CONFIGURABLE CULTURE details the rising musical and cultural movement in modern networked communications and presents interviews based on conversations with dozens of DJs and music industry executives to tackle tough questions in sampling, file sharing and marketing styles. College-level collections strong in either music or popular culture will find this a fine analysis of cultural change, technology and music-fueled social change.
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5.0 out of 5 stars letting go, March 14, 2011
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A beautifully written and organized history of how Western cultural trends fit into the big picture of our unsustainable capitalist
lifestyle. I want to read everything Mr. Sinnreich has written and recommend him to anyone interested in Western culture or politics, especially anyone over 40 who feels confused by "what's happening" in music today. It is a connect-the-dots book with many "ah ha" moments that make it easy to let go of outdated values.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well done, December 9, 2012
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Very good overview of the use of technology in the music biz. Definitely helped me on a report I was creating for school.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed!, October 4, 2011
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This is exactly what I was looking for to assist me in writing a research paper that I have been working on--brand new--and I got it for an incredible price!
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