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A Creative Industry in Transition: The Rise of Digitally Driven Independent Music Production
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2012 (English)In: Growth and Change, ISSN 0017-4815, E-ISSN 1468-2257, Vol. 43, no 3, 442-461 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper nuances our understanding of the ongoing transition within the North American music industry. It extends the existing analysis of the so-called “MP3 Crisis” by exploring the ways in which digital technologies have challenged the entrenched power of the major record labels. In particular, new insights are offered based on interviews with music industry executives who have been active in shaping the industry's response to illegal file sharing. The paper also uses interview data from musicians to investigate the implications of restructuring at the macroscale on creative talent at the microscale. As such, it documents the structures and spatial dynamics of digitally driven independent music production in Canada for the first time.

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2012. Vol. 43, no 3, 442-461 p.
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Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-180197DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2257.2012.00593.xISI: 000307899300004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-180197DiVA: diva2:548722
Available from: 2012-09-03 Created: 2012-08-31 Last updated: 2012-10-24Bibliographically approved

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