The Music Industry : Music in the Cloud
Patrik Wikstroem illuminates the workings of the music industry, and captures the dynamics at work in the production of musical culture between the transnational media conglomerates, the independent music companies and the public.
New to this second edition are expanded sections on the structure of the music industry, online business models and the links between social media and music. Engaging and comprehensive, The Music Industry will be a must-read for students and scholars of media and communication studies, cultural studies, popular music, sociology and economics.
- Hardback | 242 pages
- 156 x 228 x 18mm | 459.99g
- 29 Jul 2013
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 2nd Edition
- black & white illustrations
Other books in this series
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22 Feb 2011
01 Mar 2011
07 Oct 2013
01 Aug 2015
Table of contents
List of Tables and Figures
Introduction - Music in the Cloud
Chapter 1 - A Copyright Industry
Chapter 2 - Inside the Music Industry
Chapter 3 - Music and the Media
Chapter 4 - Making Music D An Industrial or Creative Process
Chapter 5 - The Social and Creative Music Fan
Chapter 6 - Future Sounds
"The second edition of The Music Industry is a lucid and astute overview of what has happened to popular music since the mp3 met the Internet at the birth of Napster. It is the first scholarly book to make real sense of the present state of the music industry. By looking at the contemporary landscape of popular music from multiple perspectives, including the fan perspective, Wikström provides clear explanations for the consequences new digital media have had for music, musicians and the recording industry."
Steve Jones, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Wikström's second edition of The Music Industry is essential reading for researchers, students and professionals wishing to understand the many challenges and opportunities facing recorded music. Wikström covers terrain that has global relevance for multinationals and grass-roots "indie" producers alike, and he does so from the useful perspective of an active and theoretically sophisticated music professional."
Philip Graham, Queensland University of Technology
"An outstanding contribution to a better understanding of the current revolution in the music industry and a must-read for business professionals, academics, students and all those interested in the music business."
Peter Tschmuck, University for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
About Patrik Wikstrom