Forthcoming. Music and Society in Post-Revolutionary Iran. Tehran: Rowzane.

DESCRIPTION: Since the 1976 Revolution, Iranian music has experienced a profound evolution. Emerging from a period of stagnation marked by the dominance of traditional artists, the mid-1990s brought about unprecedented changes and a remarkable surge in diversity. This book takes a sociological perspective to delve into these transformative shifts, examining the interplay between music and society. Analyzing post-revolutionary Iran’s music production through a hybrid model, this book uncovers how state politics, record labels, musical networks, and the politics of the Iranian music market shaped the emergence and organization of new genres and their dynamic evolution.