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Volume 11 (2022): Issue 2 (October 2022)

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Journal Details
Format
Journal
eISSN
2227-5789
First Published
20 Apr 2021
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English

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Volume 11 (2022): Issue 2 (October 2022)

Journal Details
Format
Journal
eISSN
2227-5789
First Published
20 Apr 2021
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English

Search

5 Articles

Editorial

Open Access

Editorial

Published Online: 31 Aug 2022
Page range: 45 - 45

Abstract

Research Article

Open Access

Showcase Festivals: Gatekeepers and Bridge Builders in the Music Industries

Published Online: 13 Jul 2022
Page range: 47 - 58

Abstract

Abstract

Showcase festivals are industry events comprising artist showcases and conferences. It may be argued that showcase festivals are an understudied offline field, since their role in configuring and maintaining a festival-like arena and providing a meeting place for the music industries remains largely unexplored from a scholarly point of view, as well as underappreciated and underestimated within the mainstream academic community. Their purpose is to present artists hoping to attract the attention of the core audience: industry professionals looking for new talent to sign and represent. The article provides an empirical study of the Nordic showcase festival by:Larm using theories of gatekeeping, fields and capital.

Keywords

  • showcase festival
  • gatekeeping
  • field-configuring events
  • capital
  • ecosystems
Open Access

Reframing the Economic Rationale of Music Publishers’ Relationships with Rights Management Entities – Shifting to a Systematic Approach

Published Online: 05 Aug 2022
Page range: 59 - 76

Abstract

Abstract

As international competition and cooperation in collective rights management evolves, the ecosystem of rights management entities grows. Consequently, the scope of inter-RME organisation across copyright management channels is becoming more complex and thus difficult to manage. Based on the insights of interviews with nine German music publishers and the best practices specified in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library standard for supplier management, this paper re-conceptualises a unified model for RME Relationship Management for music publishers.

Keywords

  • copyrights
  • music publisher
  • rights management entities
  • relationship management
  • ITIL
Open Access

The Hustla Playbook: Negotiating the Business Politics of Reggae in the Jamaican Rock Music Scene

Published Online: 22 Sep 2022
Page range: 77 - 87

Abstract

Abstract

The hustla philosophy of the Jamaican economy advocates the use of innovative and/or illicit methods to negotiate the harsh economic realities of the society. From two years of ethnographic fieldwork in Jamaica, I gleaned that local musicians applied this philosophy to support themselves and family. Most notably, local rock musicians used this mindset to survive their disadvantageous position on the periphery of the Jamaican reggae industry. They earned this status because their merger of “foreign” genres with reggae was perceived as undermining the cultural heritage of the Black populace. As a result, my analysis interrogates the attempts of rock musicians to secure work and legitimacy in a precarious and prejudicial job market. Institutionalized prejudices limited the popularity of local rock music and enforced repressive scripts. Despite these disadvantages, the Jamaican rock scene has made major contributions to the music economy by merging rock music with reggae and facilitating innovation and creativity within the contemporary Reggae Revival.

Keywords

  • Jamaican music scene
  • rock music
  • Reggae Revival
  • hustla culture

Book Review

5 Articles

Editorial

Open Access

Editorial

Published Online: 31 Aug 2022
Page range: 45 - 45

Abstract

Research Article

Open Access

Showcase Festivals: Gatekeepers and Bridge Builders in the Music Industries

Published Online: 13 Jul 2022
Page range: 47 - 58

Abstract

Abstract

Showcase festivals are industry events comprising artist showcases and conferences. It may be argued that showcase festivals are an understudied offline field, since their role in configuring and maintaining a festival-like arena and providing a meeting place for the music industries remains largely unexplored from a scholarly point of view, as well as underappreciated and underestimated within the mainstream academic community. Their purpose is to present artists hoping to attract the attention of the core audience: industry professionals looking for new talent to sign and represent. The article provides an empirical study of the Nordic showcase festival by:Larm using theories of gatekeeping, fields and capital.

Keywords

  • showcase festival
  • gatekeeping
  • field-configuring events
  • capital
  • ecosystems
Open Access

Reframing the Economic Rationale of Music Publishers’ Relationships with Rights Management Entities – Shifting to a Systematic Approach

Published Online: 05 Aug 2022
Page range: 59 - 76

Abstract

Abstract

As international competition and cooperation in collective rights management evolves, the ecosystem of rights management entities grows. Consequently, the scope of inter-RME organisation across copyright management channels is becoming more complex and thus difficult to manage. Based on the insights of interviews with nine German music publishers and the best practices specified in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library standard for supplier management, this paper re-conceptualises a unified model for RME Relationship Management for music publishers.

Keywords

  • copyrights
  • music publisher
  • rights management entities
  • relationship management
  • ITIL
Open Access

The Hustla Playbook: Negotiating the Business Politics of Reggae in the Jamaican Rock Music Scene

Published Online: 22 Sep 2022
Page range: 77 - 87

Abstract

Abstract

The hustla philosophy of the Jamaican economy advocates the use of innovative and/or illicit methods to negotiate the harsh economic realities of the society. From two years of ethnographic fieldwork in Jamaica, I gleaned that local musicians applied this philosophy to support themselves and family. Most notably, local rock musicians used this mindset to survive their disadvantageous position on the periphery of the Jamaican reggae industry. They earned this status because their merger of “foreign” genres with reggae was perceived as undermining the cultural heritage of the Black populace. As a result, my analysis interrogates the attempts of rock musicians to secure work and legitimacy in a precarious and prejudicial job market. Institutionalized prejudices limited the popularity of local rock music and enforced repressive scripts. Despite these disadvantages, the Jamaican rock scene has made major contributions to the music economy by merging rock music with reggae and facilitating innovation and creativity within the contemporary Reggae Revival.

Keywords

  • Jamaican music scene
  • rock music
  • Reggae Revival
  • hustla culture

Book Review

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