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Sourcing data in popular music research in Nigeria

Arugha Aboyowa Ogisi

Abstract


The dependence of popular music on the media for its dissemination throws up a new set of challenges for scholars operating with traditional music and art music. However being music he/she still has to investigate the time tested sources along with new sources that are now usually used or looked up to for data. However, such sources or the new approach uses established source that popular music research has spun. This paper therefore highlights these sources and shares the personal experience in using both the conventional and unconventional sources in the hope that it will ultimately reduce wastage of resources and increase the quality of scholarship in popular music.

Keywords: Data, Popular music, Music Research, Nigerian Music, Music Scholarship




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