Music, culture and creativity

Toynbee, Jason (2011). Music, culture and creativity. In: Clayton, Martin; Herbert, Trevor and Middleton, Richard eds. The Cultural Study of Music: A Critical Introduction (2nd ed.). Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 161–171.



Musical creativity needs to be understood as a fundamentally social process. This chapter makes this case, developing the model of 'social authorship' and showing how it works in the case of both classical and popular genres. This is a revised version of the chapter of the same name first published in 2003.

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