58 / 2023
Jernej Kaluža, Robert Bobnič

Music on Slovenian Radio: Local Legends, Global Pop Trends, and Regional Influences

Based on quantitative and qualitative methods, the article analyzes the presence of Slovenian and foreign music in Slovenian radio and television media. It pays special attention to the role of media gatekeeping in shaping popular music and musical tastes in Slovenia. The analysis shows that the media selection of music considers specific cultural, social, and political criteria. These criteria are reflected, among other things, in the non-inclusion of “bounce” genres, in the polarization at the level of musical taste, in the regulation of music migration, and in the formation of specific conceptual borders, which gatekeepers both consider and establish.
Keywords: music migration, globalization, media, Slovenian folk-pop, gatekeeping

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