Music and Inequality

Project Status:  Active

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?

For more information about this project, contact: condry@mit.edu
Team:
Ian Condry
Nathan Saucier
Project icon adapted from “Music” by khaleel under Creative Commons.