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La production du succès : une anti-musicologie de la chanson de variétés

Abstract : This paper scrutinizes the diverse elements making a pop song: words, musical arrangements, a voice, a character, aso. This doesn't lead to doing a musicology of pop music. Those elements are elusive, unsure. They don't stand by themselves. None of them brings any guarantee of success. The analysis rather points at their original mode of composition, made of sampling and cutting, of listening and negociation. This permanent quest for what makes sense to a public is like a continual bet. It is far from any principle or good reason. But such a bet makes popular music professionals able to gather, amplify and express the voice of the voiceless. In the margins of a history written by the powerful, the song less calls for doing a sociology of pop music, than to listen to the unknown social it makes us hear.
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Antoine Hennion. La production du succès : une anti-musicologie de la chanson de variétés. Volume ! La revue des musiques populaires, Editions Mélanie Seteun 2013, 10 (1), pp.47-73. ⟨hal-01010609⟩



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