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Everyone knows music is big business, but do you really understand how ideas and inspiration become songs, products, downloads, concerts and careers?

This textbook presents a full overview of the many elements of the music industries, and offers a sustained focus on ‘understanding’ the processes that have driven and continue to drive the development of those industries.

More than just an expose or ‘how to’ guide, this book gives students the tools to make sense of technological change, socio-cultural processes, and the constantly shifting music business environment. The crucial focus on research and analysis means readers can understand and track the ongoing development of the music industries and place themselves in the front line of innovation and entrepreneurship in the future.

Packed with case studies, this book: Takes ...

Studying the Music Industries
Studying the music industries

This chapter explores several ways of unpicking and analysing the complex web of practices, strategies and narratives that characterize the music industries, from political economy and the culture industry to sociological and historical approaches. It also highlights the transformations that digital technologies ...

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