Popular Music in Singapore: Cultural Interactions and the “Inauthenticity” of Singaporean Music
School of Communication, Zhejiang University City College, 310015 Hangzhou Zhejiang, China
The popular music industry in Singapore advocates for Western music as being superior to local Singaporean music. Singaporeans are usually skeptical about the quality of Singaporean musicians, because of the “inauthentic” stereotype of Singaporean music. So this paper analyses the culture interaction and Singapore music from some current phenomenon that J-pop, K-pop and other music types become an integral part of music culture in Singapore. At the same time, this paper elaborates Authenticity and its importance in Singaporean music and media industry and its influences.
Key words: popular music / Singapore / cultural interactions / inauthentic
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