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This article considers the position of music in UK General Elections. It begins by looking at mainstream Party Election Broadcasts, and then discusses the fragmentation of this electoral and musical landscape through the technological and communicative affordances of digital media. Considering campaigners as “produsers”, it examines how musical campaign content illustrates the shifting outputs of those operating within, and outside of, party political structures. These changes relate to broader questions of the extent, or limits, of digitalization’s potential for democratizing political communication. Considering the musical aesthetics of election campaigns is a step toward examining the decision-making processes that underpin them.
Author(s): Behr A
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Popular Music and Society
Online publication date: 01/10/2021
Acceptance date: 05/06/2021
Date deposited: 01/02/2022
ISSN (print): 0300-7766
ISSN (electronic): 1740-1712
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
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