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great guide to the present and future of music,
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.