In this text, I analyse the construction of journalistic discourse on pop music in Portugal in the period between 1985 and 1988 and establish a comparison with the type of discourse in effect in the early 1970s, in pre-revolution Portugal. Hence, I have drawn on texts from music periodicals, Blitz (launched in 1984) and the magazine supplement to the weekly newspaper Expresso and comparing both in terms of their discourse with that of the periodical magazine Mundo da Cancao (World of Song) (1969-1985). I relate the changes taking place in the discourse on popular music to the broader reaching context of the music industry in Portugal and the journalist's relationship with record publishers and concert managers. The comparative study is framed within the concept of "gatekeeping," as proposed by other scientific studies on communication.
|Title of host publication||Current Issues in Music Research|
|Subtitle of host publication||Copyright, Power and Transnational Music Processes|
|Place of Publication||Lisboa|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|
|Event||11th International Conference of SIBE - Sociedad de Entomusicologia - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal|
Duration: 28 Oct 2010 → 31 Oct 2010
Conference number: 11
|Conference||11th International Conference of SIBE - Sociedad de Entomusicologia|
|Period||28/10/10 → 31/10/10|
Nunes, P. (2012). Das ideologias políticas às ideologias de gosto: o discurso no jornalismo sobre música pop em Portugal antes e depois da Revolução de 1974. In Current Issues in Music Research: Copyright, Power and Transnational Music Processes (pp. 91-109). Lisboa: Ediçoes Colibri.