Timothy D. Taylor 


Ethnomusicology and Musicology

Capitalism, globalization, technology, anthropology, popular music, world music.

Ph.D. Musicology, University of Michigan; M.A., 20th Century Music, Queen's University of Belfast; M.M., Clarinet, Yale School of Music; B.A., Music and Northern Studies, Middlebury College 

Timothy D. Taylor is an interdisciplinary social scientist focusing mainly on music. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Global Pop: World Music, World Markets (Routledge, 1997), Strange Sounds: Music, Technology and Culture (Routledge, 2001), Beyond Exoticism: Western Music and the World (Duke, 2007), The Sounds of Capitalism: Advertising, Music, and the Conquest of Culture (Chicago, 2012), Music and Capitalism: A History of the Present (Chicago, 2016), and editor, with Mark Katz and Tony Grajeda, of Music, Sound, and Technology in America: A Documentary History of Early Phonograph, Cinema, and Radio (Duke, 2012). A new book, Music in the World, will be published in 2017 by the University of Chicago Press. He is currently working on two book projects; one considers questions of music and value, and the other is an ethnography of workers in the music industry. He is also an accomplished Irish traditional flute player and can be heard regularly at sessions in southern California.