The Classical Music Industry (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Christopher Dromey is Associate Professor in Music at Middlesex University, UK. . Julia Haferkorn is Senior Lecturer in Music Business and Arts Management at Middlesex University, UK and Director of production company, Third Ear Music.    
Product Details
ISBN: 9780367512262
ISBN-10: 0367512262
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 31st, 2020
Pages: 286
Language: English