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Aesthetic labour in creative industries: the case of independent musicians in Toronto, Canada
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2014 (English)In: Area, ISSN 1475-4762, Vol. 46, no 1, 66-73 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we examine the changing nature of aesthetic labour in creative industries. Drawing on a case study of independent musicians in Toronto, we argue that the spatiality and temporality of aesthetic labour has shifted as a result of technological change in the music industry and the decline of record labels. In particular, we demonstrate that aesthetic labour in the music industry has become more time-intensive and takes place across a growing range of spaces, including the stage, the home and online. This paper contributes to existing studies in geography that consider the spatial dynamics and precarious conditions of creative labour. 

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2014. Vol. 46, no 1, 66-73 p.
Keyword [en]
music industry, aesthetic labour, physical and virtual space, Toronto
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Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-218764DOI: 10.1111/area.12062ISI: 000331210500008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-218764DiVA: diva2:697084
Available from: 2014-02-17 Created: 2014-02-17 Last updated: 2014-03-25Bibliographically approved

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