Foreword.- 1.The state of play.- 2.The new business of music.- 3.Standing out in the crowd.- 4.Creativities, production technologies and song authorship.- 5.The realities of practice.- 6.Popular music education.- 7.The `new' artist.
"This volume unpacks the changing role of the artist in the "new" music industries of the digital age. Based on empirical work in Australia, the volume lays down challenges for artists, industry and educators alike suggesting that they all need to rethink how they work. Based on new research by experienced practitioners this volume stakes its claim as a "must read" for those who wish to understand both the music industries and those working within them." (Professor Martin Cloonan, University of Glasgow, UK) "The New Music Industries is an excellent contribution to our understanding of how digital disruption has shaped the music business. It provides a useful guide for students, academics, business professionals and all others who want to learn more about the new rules, structures and processes within the digital music industries." (Professor Peter Tschmuck, University of Music and Performing Arts, Austria)
Associate Professor Diane Hughes is a lecturer in Vocal Studies and Music at Macquarie University, Australia. Her research areas include the singing voice, pedagogy, film and sound, recording practices, the music industries, and popular music and song. She is currently the National President of the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing Ltd. Professor Mark Evans is the Head of the School of Communication at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. He is Series Editor for Genre, Music and Sound and is currently Editor for The International Encyclopedia of Film Music and Sound. He holds an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant to design an artistic and environmental map of the Shoalhaven basin in New South Wales, Australia. Dr Guy Morrow is a lecturer in Arts Industries and Management at Macquarie University, Australia. He focuses on understanding how artists are managed, both in terms of direct artist management and also through cultural policies. By examining the relationship between artists and managers, Guy generates core-related insights in the creative industries. He is currently the Secretary of the International Music Business Research Association. Dr Sarah Keith is a lecturer in Music and Media at Macquarie University, Australia. Her research areas includes popular music studies, Korean and Japanese popular music, other East Asian popular musics, the music industries, music and cultural policy, music and screen media, music and performance technologies and computer-mediated composition.