Capitalism and the Value of Music with Timothy Taylor

Episode 110 of Sound Expertise

How can ethnomusicology help us understand the value of music in a capitalist society? When we view music as a commodity, what might it reveal about how people make meaning (and money) from art across different cultures? A conversation with Timothy Taylor, professor of ethnomusicology at UCLA’s Herb Albert School of Music.

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A written transcript of this episode is available here; many thanks to Andrew Dell’Antonio for volunteering to prepare transcripts for the show!

Stay tuned for Episode 111 (our season finale!), coming next Tuesday, September 29: an interview with Siv Lie about ethnicity, race, and jazz manouche in France!