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Chapter 5 Music Brands

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-908999-52-8-2249

ISBN: 978-1-908999-52-8

Published: May 2013

Component type: chapter

Published in: Music, Markets and Consumption

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-908999-52-8-2009



Fender Stratocasters, Steinway grand pianos, Marshall amplifiers, the iPod – these are all brands associated with the music business in one way or another. However, in addition to these product brands, there is regular talk within the music industry of pop idols, rock icons, pop stars, jazz greats, rock gods, legendary opera singers, cult bands, guitar heroes, stellar performances, trademark sounds, signature tunes, classic albums, breakthrough singles, rock ‘n’ roll myths, anthemic songs, breakout/ breakthrough recordings, and – of course – hype. These terms have in common the signification of some kind of, or some claim to, cultural distinction. From a marketing point of view, this kind of talk fits very easily into the strategic notion of positioning, as well as the discourse of branding.

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  • Dr Daragh O’Reilly, University of Sheffield (Author)
  • Dr Gretchen Larsen, King’s College London (Author)
  • Dr Krzysztof Kubacki, Griffith University (Author)

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  • Dr Daragh O’Reilly, University of Sheffield (Author)
  • Dr Gretchen Larsen, King’s College London (Author)
  • Dr Krzysztof Kubacki, Griffith University (Author)

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O’Reilly, D.D., Larsen, D.G. & Kubacki, D.K. (2013) "Chapter 5 Music Brands" In: O’Reilly, D.D., Larsen, D.G. & Kubacki, D.K. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-908999-52-8-2249


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