DOES MUSIC SOOTHE THE SOUL?

By Jonathan Daniel Gómez‐Zapata, Luis César Herrero‐Prieto, and Beatriz Rodríguez‐Prado

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Music is linked to human senses and emotions and is one of the most important manifestations of mankind’s creativity as well as being a factor that forges individual identity and realisation. Music also has implications in an area’s social, cultural and economic configuration, such that it helps to define collective and geographical cultural idiosyncrasy, and may also help to shape long-term economic development. Music can act as a powerful tool for progress and social change since it is particularly suited to dealing with risk factors amongst the young, such as helping to reduce crime levels, fostering peace amongst communities and improving individuals’ socioemotional health and quality of life. Continue reading “DOES MUSIC SOOTHE THE SOUL?”

THE “PARSIMONIOUS” CONDUCTOR? HOW ORCHESTRAS’ DISCIPLINE PREVENTS CONDUCTORS TO OVER-LEAD

By Emmanuel Coblence, Cyrille Sardais and Josée Lortie

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What do orchestra conductors actually do? How can arts leadership articulate both “discipline” and “creativity”? Through the use of ethnographic data and interviews, this study suggests that the orchestra conductor’s leadership relies on disciplinary devices to gain strength and freedom, while avoiding the trap of “over-leading”. Continue reading “THE “PARSIMONIOUS” CONDUCTOR? HOW ORCHESTRAS’ DISCIPLINE PREVENTS CONDUCTORS TO OVER-LEAD”

HITTING THE ‘TRIPLE J HOTTEST 100’: WHAT IT MEANS FOR ARTISTS

By Paul Crosby, Liam Lenten and Jordi McKenzie

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This study examines how success in an online music poll affects artists’ social media followers. On average, being voted into this poll increases artists’ followers by approximately double that of the control group. Furthermore, this increase is positively related to poll rank and less-established artists benefit relatively more from this success. Continue reading “HITTING THE ‘TRIPLE J HOTTEST 100’: WHAT IT MEANS FOR ARTISTS”

MUSIC AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: A SAD-ONOMICS APPROACH

Samuel Cameron

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The economic analysis of music is at a crossroad. Digital innovations undermine the concepts of production deeply embedded in economics textbooks. Do we need a new production function? Can this be the SAD (serendipity, authenticity and drugs) production function extended to allow for the creation of value in the consumers’ subjective perceptions?

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