History Department
History Department

Prof. Karl Hagstrom Miller's new book chronicles color lines in southern music

Fri, March 12, 2010
Karl Hagstrom Miller
Karl Hagstrom Miller

For four days, up-and-coming crooners, strummers and drummers will be showcasing their talents in hopes of making connections with record labels at the annual South by Southwest music festival.

So what does it take for a band to get its big break? In Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow, (Duke University Press, 2010) Karl Hagstrom Miller, assistant professor of history, examines the complexities of the music industry – from the commercial embrace of southern music to the marketing logic of MTV.

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By Jessica Sinn, College of Liberal Arts

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