A qualitative study of small-scale artist run 'Indie' music business in Brisbane

Guglielmino, Edward (2014) A qualitative study of small-scale artist run 'Indie' music business in Brisbane. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This study is an examination of three small-scale artist run music businesses based in Brisbane. The researcher embedded himself within these three environments over the space of three years, using participant observation and content analysis to establish the key motivations, theories, and ideas which drove these businesses. As a researcher participant the author also drew on his own experiences to interrogate those investigated by other researchers in the field, with the underlying key theories influenced by Pierre Bourdieu's writings on Small-Scale production. This study provides a fascinating insight into Brisbane music culture, in particular the independent music scenes.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

298 since deposited on 15 May 2014
60 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 69035
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Howlett, Mike, Stock, Cheryl, & Graham, Philip
Keywords: Indie, Music, Brisbane, DIY, Bourdieu, Cultural , Captial, Punk, Internet, MEdia
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 15 May 2014 00:46
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2015 02:59

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page