Competitiveness, local production systems and global commodity chains in the music industry: entering the US market
2007 (English)In: Regional studies, ISSN 0034-3404, E-ISSN 1360-0591, Vol. 41, no 3, 377-389 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper traces the principal channels and barriers that determine the conditions of access for musical products entering the US music market. It is shown that music distribution channels and retail environments exist in a networked commodity chain dominated by a limited set of oligopolistic global firms. The journey of a foreign musical product to market in the USA is a difficult one through a set of globally interlinked but highly fractured and localized commodity pools and channels. It is suggested that to understand success or failure in music sales and better develop regional production milieus, one must first understand those who control the distribution channels and retail environments through which sales are made.
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2007. Vol. 41, no 3, 377-389 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-12240DOI: 10.1080/00343400701282095ISI: 000246965900008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-12240DiVA: diva2:40009