Crossover Collectivities and Electronic Samples: Jazz's Popularization in the Digital Era

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    The case of the Netherlands reveals some of the ways that crossover aesthetics were increasingly present and successful in the music industry at home and abroad. The Amsterdam municipality has supported various spaces and networks to establish loosely affiliated multiarts music collectivities and consequently, several popular crossover jazz series emerged. By the twenty-first century, Amsterdam's electronic jazz events crystallized within multimedia venues like the Melkweg and the Sugar Factory. Since the 1990s, the fragmentation and popularization of jazz into various streams has contributed to its continued relevance for younger audiences. Digital platforms facilitated the circulation of mash-ups and remixes outside the purview of the dominant music industry, from local radio to the Internet, and from P2P network to MP3 players, community music sites, and to local dance clubs. Electronic jazz collectivities engaged in a variety of interactive projects from soliciting user participation on artists' websites and remixing transnational hits, to organizing multimedia festivals and all-night dance parties.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMade in the Low Countries
    EditorsFranco Fabbri,Goffredo Plastino
    Place of PublicationMilton Park, in Oxfordshire
    ISBN (Print)9781315687377
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


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