Professor Bethany Klein

Professor Bethany Klein

Research interests

My research interests include commercialism and the media, popular music culture, social issues and entertainment television, and media policy and regulation. As Heard on TV: Popular Music in Advertising (2009) looks at the use of music in television commercials as an example of the relationship between industrial and cultural change, and the role of commercial imperatives and corporate power in popular culture. Understanding Copyright: Intellectual Property in the Digital Age (2015), co-authored with Giles Moss and Lee Edwards, considers why disagreement about copyright's role and scope is rife and how the policymaking process might accommodate a wider range of views. Selling Out: Culture, Commerce and Popular Music (2020) traces the evolution of 'selling out' debates in popular music culture and considers what might be lost when the boundary between culture and commerce is dismissed as a relic.

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  • PhD Communication (University of Pennsylvania)
  • MA Communication (University of Pennsylvania)

Current postgraduate researchers

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