Climbing the Charts: What Radio Airplay Tells Us about the Diffusion of Innovation

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Despite the growth of digital media, traditional FM radio airplay still remains the essential way for musicians to achieve commercial success. Climbing the Charts examines how songs rise, or fail to rise, up the radio airplay charts. Looking at the relationships between record labels, tastemakers, and the public, Gabriel Rossman develops a clear picture of the roles of key players and the gatekeeping mechanisms in the commercial music industry. Along the way, he explores its massive inequalities, debunks many popular ...

Climbing the Charts: What Radio Airplay Tells Us about the Diffusion of Innovation 2015, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691166711

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Climbing the Charts: What Radio Airplay Tells Us about the Diffusion of Innovation 2012, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691148731

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