Competitions: judging expertise

William Forde Thompson, Chris Dromey

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Abstract

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Competitions play a significant role in the music industry. Whether a televised
reality contest, an international classical music competition, or a Battle of the Bands
in a local bar, competitions enable musicians of various ages and experiences to judge, promote, and, in principle, better themselves. Even so, as the number and
type of competitions have grown tremendously in the past half century, questions
about their purpose and legitimacy have surfaced. Some critics also argue that
immensely popular television shows such as The X Factor and The Voice present a
distorted impression of the nature and function of professional music competitions,
whose formats, goals, and participants are more diverse than we see on popular
television shows.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe science and psychology of music: from Beethoven at the office to Beyoncé at the gym
EditorsWilliam F. Thompson, Kirk N. Olsen
Place of PublicationSanta Barbara
PublisherABC-CLIO
Chapter12
Pages69-74
ISBN (Electronic)9781440857720
ISBN (Print)9781440857713
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

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  • Cross-cultural research in music psychology

    Thompson, W. F. & Olsen, K. N., 2021, The science and psychology of music: from Beethoven at the office to Beyoncé at the gym. Thompson, W. F. & Olsen, K. N. (eds.). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, p. 36-41

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  • Defining music

    Thompson, W. F. & Olsen, K. N., 2021, The science and psychology of music: from Beethoven at the office to Beyoncé at the gym. Thompson, W. F. & Olsen, K. N. (eds.). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, p. 3-7

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  • Five healthy ingredients of music

    Thompson, W. F., 2021, The science and psychology of music: from Beethoven at the office to Beyoncé at the gym. Thompson, W. F. & Olsen, K. N. (eds.). Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, p. 295-300

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