Is That a Real Song Or Did You Just Make It Up? Styles of Authenticity in the Cultural (Re)Production of Music

Jon Littlefield, Berry College, USA
Robert Siudzinski, Washington College, USA
By extending music consumption to include production of music by musicians, we examine the nature of authenticity expressed among this group using participant observation and depth interviews. We find authenticity is a moving target that is expressed both through nostalgic use of equipment and through creative transcendence of equipment.
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Jon Littlefield and Robert Siudzinski (2011) ,"Is That a Real Song Or Did You Just Make It Up? Styles of Authenticity in the Cultural (Re)Production of Music", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 38, eds. Darren W. Dahl, Gita V. Johar, and Stijn M.J. van Osselaer, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.