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Music Business Careers

Career Duality in the Creative Industries, 1st Edition

By Cheryl Slay Carr

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240 pages

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The music industry offers the opportunity to pursue a career as either a creative (artist, producer, songwriter, etc.) or as a music business "logician" (artist manager, agent, entertainment attorney, venue manager, etc.). Though both vocational paths are integral to the industry’s success, the work of calling songs into existence or entertaining an audience differs from the administrative aspects of the business, such as operating an entertainment company. And while the daily activities of creatives may differ from those of the music business logician, the music industry careerist may sense a call to Career Duality, to work on both sides of the industry as a Career Dualist, a concept this book introduces, defines, and explores in the context of the music industry.

This new volume speaks to the dilemma experienced by those struggling with career decisions involving whether to work in the industry using their analytical abilities, or to work as a creative, or to do both. The potential financial challenges encountered in working in the industry as an emerging artist may necessitate maintaining a second and simultaneous occupation (possibly outside the industry) that offers economic survival. However, this is not Career Duality. Likewise, attending to the business affairs that impact all creatives is not Career Duality. Rather, Career Duality involves the deliberate pursuit of a dual career as both a music industry creative and music business logician, which is stimulated by the drive to express dual proclivities that are simultaneously artistic and analytical.

By offering a Career Duality model and other constructs, examining research on careers, calling, authenticity and related concepts, and providing profiles of music industry dualists, this book takes readers on a journey of self-exploration and offers insights and recommendations for charting an authentic career path. This is a practical examination for not only music industry professionals and the entertainment industry, but for individuals interested in expressing both the analytical and artistic self in the context of career.

Table of Contents

Part I – Understanding Career Duality

Chapter 1 – The Career Duality Dilemma

Chapter 2 – Defining Career Duality

Chapter 3 – Telling Other Tales

Part II – The Impetus for Career Duality

Chapter 4 – Vocational Calling

Chapter 5 – The Case for Contextual Calling

Chapter 6 – Call and Response

Part III – The Impact of Career Duality: Synthesizing Possibility

Chapter 7 – Authenticity

Chapter 8 – Writing Your Own Tale: Charting Your Authentic Career

Chapter 9 – A Community of Dualists

Epilogue

Chapter 10 – Teaching and Advising for Duality

About the Author

Cheryl Slay Carr, Associate Professor, Author, Attorney, and Vocalist, is Associate Dean of the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, received a Master of Public Administration from Clark-Atlanta University, and earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. Carr began her career with Belmont University in 2008. As a professor, she has taught and designed courses including Copyright Law, Music Industry Contract Law, Legal Issues in the Entertainment Industry, and Diversity in the Entertainment Industry: Understanding the Business of Jazz.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Creative and Cultural Industries Management

This innovative series provides a forum for the publication of original research in cultural and creative industries from a management perspective. It reflects the multiple and inter-disciplinary forms of cultural and creative industries and the expanding roles which they perform in an increasing number of countries. As the discipline expands, there is a pressing a need to disseminate academic research, and this series provides a platform to publish this research, setting the agenda of cultural and creative industries from a managerial perspective, as an academic discipline. The aim is to chart developments in contemporary cultural and creative industries thinking around the world, with a view to shaping future agendas reflecting the expanding significance of the cultural and creative industries in a globalised world. The remit of the series is broad and will reflect cultural and creative industries research including (but not limited to):

  • cultural and creative industries in countries and regions of interest (e.g. UK, USA, Central and Eastern Europe; Latin America, China, Taiwan, India);
  • the cultural and creative industries in any re-ordering of the global economy in crisis;
  • cultural and creative industries and their social, political and technological and economic impacts;
  • governance, management and leadership;
  • global power and influence in entertainment and the arts;
  • advocacy, philanthropy and sponsorship;
  • cultural and creative industries and mobile, digital and social media;
  • cultural and creative industries and the built environment;
  • event management;
  • greening our festivals and the carbon footprint;
  • national identity;
  • creativity and innovation in cultural and creative industries;
  • cultural and creative industries in public management and not-for-profit areas.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS012000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Careers / General
BUS070000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General
BUS070060
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Media & Communications Industries
BUS070110
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Entertainment