The Pop Music Idol and the Spirit of Charisma

Reality Television Talent Shows in the Digital Economy of Hope

  • Trajce Cvetkovski

Part of the Pop Music, Culture and Identity book series (PMCI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Organisational Change: Corporatist Relations between the Music Industry and Reality TV

  3. Decentralisation and the Rise of a New Organisational Order

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Trajce Cvetkovski
      Pages 131-156
    3. Trajce Cvetkovski
      Pages 157-185
    4. Trajce Cvetkovski
      Pages 186-199
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 200-225

About this book


This book makes a case for the synergetic union between reality TV and the music industry. It delves into technological change in popular music, and the role of music reality TV and social media in the pop production process. It challenges the current scholarship which does not adequately distinguish the economic significance of these developments.


Popular music reality TV Idol The Voice X Factor One Direction BMG Sony Warner Universal 360° pop copyright recorded music music contracts Max Weber Charisma Tradition authority legal rational digital economy media radio social media television

Authors and affiliations

  • Trajce Cvetkovski
    • 1
  1. 1.University of QueenslandAustralia

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