1985-2015 yılları arasında yerli müzik endüstrisinde yayımlanmış olan dini müzik albümlerinin tasnifi ve incelenmesi

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Marmara University, Institute Of Social Sciences, Department Of Islamic History And Arts, Turkey

Approval Date: 2016

Thesis Language: Turkish


Supervisor: Mehmet Safa Yeprem


This research aimed to obtain relevant data about the religious music sector, by gathering technical and musical information through classifying, comparing and analyzing „religious music" albums being produced in our country. The data of the 261 albums, being released between 1985-2015 that were sampled, were transferred to an excel work file. The obtained facts were analyzed via graphics by converting them into frequency tables. The interaction between the analysis results were also evaluated. The results showed that compared to religious musical forms, non religious musical forms with religious themes, like original or arabesque type songs, poetry, instrumental content etc. were on the majority. It is thought, that this was caused by sociological, political, technological changes, commercial expectations, the influence of popular music etc. It was seen that a certain number of producers, artists and technical staff are dominant in this sector and based in Istanbul. It is thought, that reasons like producers being reluctant to work with new names due to commercial concerns and them wanting to work with experienced technical staff and with persons having similar ideological perspectives cause this situation. The album covers showing photographs of the artist / group rather than religious patterns and the musical change resembling to popular music is perceived as an effort to reach a wider mass. The fact that foreign languages were only used in 6% of the locally produced albums, is seen as a sign that they address the national market. Also the fact that only 15 of 261 albums were supported by public institutions, is considered as a sign that religious music albums are produced by the private sector for commercial purposes. There were 51 different instruments / instrument groups detected and it was seen that the "ney" was the most used instrument in the albums. Keywords: Religious Music, Album, Music Industry