Aside from the database, the project will result with a book, individual scholarly articles and presentations at conferences. The joint book about poetics, politics and economics of the record industry in Croatia from 1927 to the end of the 1950s in the context of socio-political changes in Croatia and the former Yugoslavia, will be published in the last year of the project. A special attention will be given to five identified backbones: fields and genres of traditional, popular and art music; technological, poetical, political and economic dimensions of record filters; the links between record industry and radio, concert and festival programmes, sheet music publishing and copyright protection; the relationship between record production, reception and social identities; and the place of the discography of that time in today’s cultural and musical practice.
Individual articles published in scientific and professional journals will give insight into specific research tasks of the project collaborators. In that, one group will be comprised of research on music in/as performance, another will focus on record filters and the links between record industry and other driving forces of musical life, and the third group will more explicitly focus on the issues of the music industry being anchored in the social environment, the local and global dynamics, and the recipients of record releases. Besides, individual collaborators will prepare articles on theoretical and methodological starting points and implications of this research project, and the PhD candidate will carry out research into the production and dissemination of the three local record companies in relation to the foreign companies present on the Croatian market, the presence of Zagreb-based companies on the European market, and the market niche of Croatian and other South Slav communities in the US.
Our conference plan is comprised of leading local and international musicological and ethnomusicological organizations as well as organizations for the study of popular music and sound archiving.
Tanja Halužan: online presentation “Vu Plavem Trnaci: About the Local Character of Early Croatian Record Industry on the Example of Kajkavian popevka”. See: PPT (Cro)
Jelka Vukobratović: online presentation “Early Croatian Record Industry and the Breach of Western Popular Musics”. See: PPT (Eng)
Naila Ceribašić: presentation “A Snapshot of the Project ‘The Record Industry in Croatia from 1927 to the End of the 1950s” at the conference Early Recordings: Methodologies in Research and Practice (IMR, London, 2020/7/10-11). See: Presentation / Summary
Nada Bezić – Željka Radovinović – Jelka Vukobratović: “Predstavljanje početka projekta Diskografska industrija u Hrvatskoj od 1927. do kraja 1950-ih” at the 21st annual meeting of the Croatian Musicological Society (Zagreb, May 2020). See: Presentation