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Thread #30782   Message #4164098
Posted By: GUEST,Nick Dow
01-Feb-23 - 05:41 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: What Is Folk?
Subject: RE: Folklore: What Is Folk?
What a good point Steve! I personally feel CD's are a similar form of distribution to street literature in the 18th/19th century. The big difference is that the tune performance and copyright 'fix' the song. Then again this happened in smaller communities with acknowledged singers in an area. We hear of a proposed, and maybe even achieved 'Classless global music'. This is possibly a pen and ink folklorist's view, but nonetheless inspiring. I wonder to what degree community shapes the music in this day and age. I suppose for better or worse is, as always, subjective, as i mentioned above.