This volume brings together academics, executives and practitioners to provide readers with an extensive and authoritative overview of the classical music industry. The central practices, theories and debates that empower and regulate the industry are explored through the lens of classical music-making, business, and associated spheres such as politics, education, media and copyright.
The Classical Music Industry maps the industry’s key networks, principles and practices across such sectors as recording, live, management and marketing: essentially, how the cultural and economic practice of classical music is kept mobile and alive. The book examining pathways to professionalism, traditional and new forms of engagement, and the consequences of related issues—ethics, prestige, gender and class—for anyone aspiring to ‘make it’ in the industry today.
This book examines a diverse and fast-changing sector that animates deep feelings. The Classical Music Industry acknowledges debates that have long encircled the sector but today have a fresh face, as the industry adjusts to the new economics of funding, policy-making and retail
The first volume of its kind, The Classical Music Industry is a significant point of reference and piece of critical scholarship, written for the benefit of practitioners, music-lovers, students and scholars alike offering a balanced and rigorous account of the manifold ways in which the industry operates.
Chris Dromey and Julia Haferkorn
I. Principles and Practices
1. Classical Music, Copyright, and Collecting Societies? Brian Inglis
2. "Growing a Forest": The Changing Business of Classical Music Publishing Sarah Osborn
3. Evolving Business Models in the Classical Record Industry Marius Carboni
4. Managing Artists in the Classical Sector: Definitions and Challenges Atholl Swainston-Harrison
5. On Classical Music Competitions Glen Kwok and Christopher Dromey
II. Identity and Diversity
6. Uncertain Capital: Class, Gender, and the "Imagined Futures" of Young Classical Musicians Anna Bull
7. Inequalities in the Classical Music Industry: The Role of Subjectivity in Constructions of the "Ideal" Classical Musician Christina Scharff
8. Lifespan Perspective Theory and (Classical) Musicians’ Careers Dawn Bennett and Sophie Hennekam
9. Reimagining Classical Music Performing Organisations for the Digital Age
III. Challenges and Debates
10. Is Classical Music a Living or Heritage Art Form? Susanna Eastburn
11. Dancing to Another Tune: Classical Music in Nightclubs and Other Non-traditional Settings Julia Haferkorn
12. Curating Classical Music: Towards a Synergetic Concert Dramaturgy Masa Spaan
13. Talking about Classical Music: Radio as Public Musicology Chris Dromey
Keyword Survey of Verbal and Online Commentary, BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, 1 March 2017.
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):