MI2N
Music Industry News Network
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Music Releases (more headlines) 10-04-2017

Music Historian David Metzer Chronicles The Ballad In American Popular Music: From Elvis To Beyoncé

Bookmark and Share
Email: laurie@jaybirdcom.com
Website: http://www.davidmetzer.com

- Out Now Internationally As An eBook, To Be Published This Fall By Cambridge University Press

October 4, 2017 - New York, NY - The long and winding history of the ballad is explored in rich detail for the first time in music historian David Metzer's new book The Ballad in American Popular Music: From Elvis To Beyoncé. The book is available now as an eBook, with print editions shipping this fall by Cambridge University Press (pre-orders available now).

A music historian at the University of British Columbia, Metzer delves into the history and appeal of a genre that has led to hundreds of unforgettable hits and lots of tears. The book unfolds a rich history from the tension between the early rock 'n rollers and pop balladeers through the groundswell of the "power ballad" in the 1970s and through the rise of hip-hop and indie ballads. The stories of celebrated performers like Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Céline Dion and Whitney Houston are weaved in with those of more outside-the-box balladeers like LL Cool J and Elliott Smith.

Metzer describes how ballads tell us much about how events and emotions were felt and understood in wider culture at specific moments of recent American history. Tracing both the stylistic and emotional developments of the genre from the 1950s to the present day, this lively and engaging volume is as much a musical history as it is a history of emotional life in America.

"While I am a scholar, I'm also a diehard music fan who has been crying over some of these songs since I was a kid," said Metzer. "Ballads mean a lot to me, and as I found out while writing this book, they elicit strong opinions from music lovers. When I set out to write the first history of the ballad, I wanted to inspire more of those reactions, reveal how the songs cast spells on us, and show the rich role that ballads have played in popular culture. In my book, readers will hear their favorite songs in new ways.”

Order 'The Ballad in American Popular Music: From Elvis To Beyonce’ - http://amzn.to/2xuR0LE

Read an excerpt: "Hip Hop Ballads” - https://www.davidmetzer.com/the-ballad-in-american-popular-music-excerpt

Listen to "The Ballad in American Popular Music” (Spotify playlists) - https://www.davidmetzer.com/playlists

About David Metzer
David Metzer is a music and cultural historian, and a professor and Distinguished Uni-versity Scholar at the University of British Columbia. His research has explored a variety of musical genres as well as cultural issues of race, sexuality, gender, and emotional expression. Metzer’s previous books--Musical Modernism at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century (2009) and Quotation and Cultural Meaning in Twentieth-Century Music (2003)-- – are widely recognized as influential and original contributions to music history. Metzer .has published articles in numerous music and interdisciplinary journals, and has been interviewed by major media outlets, including the BBC, The Huffington Post, and CBC Radio. For more information on David Metzer, please visit https://www.davidmetzer.com/.

Media Inquiries:
Laurie Jakobsen
Jaybird Communications
917-697-2274
laurie@jaybirdcom.com

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Royale - Playground (Single)

Make A Wish With Catherine Duc's 'Stargazing' Remix Of Ben Hobbs' 'Blind To You'

Asian Pop Queen Celest Releases Debut English Single/Video "I Got Him"

Cinq Music Partners With Janet Jackson For First Independent Release On Her Rhythm Nation Records

Rick Vines Debut Release "So Happy!"

IES 18 Explodes With WARPED Kevin Lyman’s 1st Appearance After 24 Year Run

OcnSide Releases Summery Indie-Pop Single “Taking Me Over”



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» indieOn Connects Music To The Blockchain And Creates Better Experiences For Artists And Music Fans
» Roland Announces SRX KEYBOARDS Software Synthesizer For Roland Cloud
» Riptide Music Group And Armada Music Partner Up For Sync Representation In The US
» Set Before Us Reveal New Avalanche Music Video
» IRYNE ROCK RELEASES ‘YOU ARE MY SHEPHERD’ TO CHRISTIAN RADIO
» WORD UP! International Award Winning Songwriter Turns Her Pen To Inspirational Gospel Music While Retiring To The Superstars!
» OC’s The Shakes Featured On StacksFX Blog
» IES 18 Explodes With WARPED Kevin Lyman’s 1st Appearance After 24 Year Run
» Rick Vines Debut Release "So Happy!"
» STYX’S ROCK TO THE RESCUE EXTENDS A HAND TO VICTIMS OF DEVASTATING CARR FIRE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WITH DONATION TO THE SHASTA REGIONAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Live Nation Electronic Asia Inks Deal With Budweiser For Creamfields Festivals
» Andy Ma Appointed Warner Music China CEO
» IndieOn Connects Music To The Blockchain
» The 2018 MIDEM Silk Road International Music Alliance Signing
» Screen Music Connect To Explore The Music Of Film, Television And Interactive Media
» Fred Casimir To Develop BMG's Global Recordings Business
» 13 Music Label Sold To MTN
» CISAC 2018 Annual Report
» MusicDish Announces A Love Electric 2018 China Tour
» Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records
» Avant-Garde Label Maybe Noise Launches In Beijing
» Award-Winning Lithuanian Rock Band Colours Of Bubbles "She Is The Darkness" 2018 China Tour

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2018 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.