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Continuance and Change of Korean Popular song in 1950s

Junhue Lee 1

1성공회대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Study about Korean popular song in the 1950s is not so many presently. Existing study that observe in style of work give importance to reproduction and new entrance of two styles, Trot and Easylistening. But, popular song is a work and is a goods too, so it is necessary that observe the structure of production and circulation together. Structure of production and circulation is divided into three sides, human composition, manufacture system and medium, circulation structure and market. And there are double personality, continuance and change. In side of human composition, popular song in the 1950s changed considerably. Poets, composers trained in school, singers who have a background in player or Giseng, almost of them disappeared in the 1950s. So identity of the men who produce popular song was built up. In side of manufacture system and medium, the record company system during the Japanese occupation continued externally in the 1950s. But influence of record company went into a decline because of dismantlement of exclusively belonging system. In the late 1950s, LP appeared as new medium. In side of circulation structure and market, show stage became stronger because of decline of record company, and double personality in circulation structure get settled. double personality in circulation was joined together divergence of market in later. Experiences of Korean popular song in the 1950s had an effect on it's historical reconstruction, and provided a backdrop for producing historical omnibus edition for popular song.

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