November 28, 2015

Music and Inequality

As the recording industry declines, musicians’ various new approaches to music businesses offer a chance to analyze and compare different social-economic methods for achieving livelihoods, from live shows and merchandise to crowdfunding and streaming services.  Which approaches offer the best opportunities for generating more inclusive forms of capitalism?  How can we learn from music’s industrial transition to better understand the social underpinnings of new businesses and markets?

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