Revue de presse
"Highly recommended – will be of great interest to scholars whostudy the history, evolution and future of the musicindustry."
"The second edition of The Music Industry is a lucid andastute overview of what has happened to popular music since the mp3met the Internet at the birth of Napster. It is the first scholarlybook to make real sense of the present state of the music industry.By looking at the contemporary landscape of popular music frommultiple perspectives, including the fan perspective, Wikströmprovides clear explanations for the consequences new digital mediahave had for music, musicians and the recording industry."
Steve Jones, University of Illinois at Chicago
"Wikström′s second edition of The Music Industry isessential reading for researchers, students and professionalswishing to understand the many challenges and opportunities facingrecorded music. Wikström covers terrain that has globalrelevance for multinationals and grass–roots indie producers alike, and he does so from the useful perspective of anactive and theoretically sophisticated music professional."
Philip Graham, Queensland University of Technology
"An outstanding contribution to a better understanding of thecurrent revolution in the music industry and a must–read forbusiness professionals, academics, students and all thoseinterested in the music business."
Peter Tschmuck, University for Music and Performing Arts,Vienna
Présentation de l'éditeur
The music industry is going through a period of immense change brought about in part by the digital revolution. What is the role of music in the age of computers and the Internet? How has the music industry been transformed by the economic and technological upheavals of recent years, and how is it likely to change in the future? This thoroughly revised and updated new edition provides an international overview of the music industry and its future prospects in the world of global entertainment.
Patrik Wikström illuminates the workings of the music industry, and captures the dynamics at work in the production of musical culture between the transnational media conglomerates, the independent music companies and the public.
New to this second edition are expanded sections on the structure of the music industry, online business models and the links between social media and music. Engaging and comprehensive, The Music Industry will be a must-read for students and scholars of media and communication studies, cultural studies, popular music, sociology and economics.