Australian Musical Futures: The New Music Industry

Knowles, Julian D. (2008) Australian Musical Futures: The New Music Industry. In Australian Musical Futures: Towards 2020, September 5, 2008, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia. (Unpublished)


On September 5th 2008, the Music Council of Australia held a national summit, bringing together 100 leaders in the music field to identify and debate the major issues facing the music sector in Australia. The summit was structured into four expert groups. This paper was commissioned to brief participants in the 'New Music Industry' stream, one of the four expert groups assembled for the event and chaired by the author.

Against the background of major international trends, the paper summarises the major issues, roadblocks and opportunities in the Australian music industry in 2008 across the domains of recording, live performance and digital distribution. The paper also includes a survey of existing government support to the industry and the activities of the Contemporary Music Working Group to develop a comprehensive contemporary music strategy in partnership with the Australian government.

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ID Code: 14854
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Music Industry, Recording Industry, Digital Distribution, Business Models, Live Performance, Venues, File Sharing, Arts Funding, Contemporary Music Working Group, Popular Music Policy, Digital Music Sales
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Logistics and Supply Chain Management (150309)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Musicology and Ethnomusicology (190409)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Julian D. Knowles
Deposited On: 15 Sep 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:04

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