In the same way that the use of colonialism nowadays is no longer focused on a country’s occupation, more on ensuring that a country’s rulers allow their markets to be controlled by western interests, so colonialism in music production applies both to the physical material of discs and the music they carry. Music from the ghetto or a developing country is re-packaged and re-produced to match what record companies think western listeners will buy as a cultural product or even a political badge.
Graham Douglas.