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The record industry: the growth of a mass medium

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 November 2008

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Common sense tells us that sound recording — that is, records and cassettes - is a mass medium just newspapers, films or television. In industrialised countries, listening to records is just as much part of everyday life as reading the newspaper or listening to the radio. A Swedish survey made in 1976 (Anon. 1979, pp. 85–8) indicates that, on average, Swedish adults spent thirty-five minutes daily reading newspapers, thirty-three minutes listening to records or cassettes and one minute watching films. Watching films on television was not included, but neither was listening to records on the radio.

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Part 2. The Contemporary Music Industry: Organisation and Ideology
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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1983

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