Popular Music among Hong Kong Youth


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This paper tracks the relationship between popular music and youth culture in Hong Kong with respect to popular idols and technological advancement. It highlights the specific ways in which musical production is shaped by commercial production, and the broader social context within which the promotion of popular music and popular signers takes place. Popular music consumption, like that of other media and technology, is woven into the daily life of youth through various means, such as playing compact discs on computers, ringtones, and by downloading music from the Internet. In particular, this paper examines three pairs of relationships associated with the associated with the transmission of cultural values in popular music and educational beliefs in school: (a) between students' preferred popular music and the Hong Kong music curriculum: (b) between students' experiences of popular music and that of their teachers; and (c) between school education and pirated music.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-139
Number of pages17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

User-Defined Keywords

  • 流行音樂
  • 香港青少年
  • 音樂教育
  • popular music
  • Hong Kong youth
  • music education


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