Why is it important?
This book fills a severe gap. Work by economists on musical markets is driven by narrow positivism to generate routine journal publications on such things as the impact of digital innovation on music sales. This books takes a much wider perspective in terms of a social economics approach which deals with multifarious issues. Empirical work is solidly reviwed but the deeper issue of the meaning of music in a marketplace is explored. Matters of age, race and gender in production and consumption are explored in depth.
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