Music and Global Issues


Where are the Women? PDF Print E-mail
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Jennifer Fowler

The 2006 season of the BBC Proms has been published . This year the Proms are bigger than ever, and cover a broader field. There are 58 main evening Proms and nine late evening Proms all in the Royal Albert Hall (capacity 6000), all broadcast on Radio 3 and many on BBC television. In addition there are six daytime Proms in the RAH, eight chamber music Proms in the Cadogan Hall, and, for the first time, four Saturday matinee Proms in the Cadogan. There are also five "Proms in the Park". As well as being broadcast in the UK, many of these concerts are heard and seen all over the world. The BBC Proms season is the biggest music festival on the globe.

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The Music Industry: Globalised and Spinning PDF Print E-mail
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Richard Letts

Music Forum 7/1 October 2000

In the new era of globalisation by digitisation, the music industry is at the fore. As in many other industries, global corporations have emerged to create and exploit global music markets. But the music industry goes further than almost any other: the entire transaction of purchasing and delivering music can now be completed in non-material form over the internet.

It is possible that as a consequence, the structure of the music industry will change radically.

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(More than) 100 ways globalisation affects music PDF Print E-mail
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Richard Letts

Music Forum 6/5 June 2000

80% of the world's trade in music happens under four giant transnational recording companies whose fortunes at present depend on global marketing of Anglo-American pop music.

We can buy music of virtually any culture by ordering from massive catalogues from internet music suppliers, locations unknown. Furthermore, the whole deal can take place on the internet: the search, the ordering, the payment and the delivery. We needn't leave the room.

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China: the Government Moves in Mysterious Ways PDF Print E-mail
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Rosalind Appleby

It is a misty spring day in Beijing. The wind swirls cherry blossoms through the air and lifts a flag so that the yellow stars are visible on the red background. Under the flag stands a group of 100 musicians; it is the WA Symphony Orchestra at the Great Wall of China.

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Bach on Globalisation PDF Print E-mail
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by Dagfinn Bach

Introduction

The traditional value chain of the record business has comprised the following players:

  • The creator(s) and the and the performer of musical work. These can either be two separate bodies/persons or could be the same body /person
  • The publishers who manage the creators' publishing rights and also may publish printed music of the creators works
  • The producer (record label) who produces a recording of the performed work, and usually owns the copyright in the recording
  • The distributor, who packages and distributes the copies of the recorded work. They may also do manufacturing, if they can provide all the infrastructure, such as the distribution companies owned my the major labels.
  • The retailer, who sells the copies to the audience.

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A World Trade Primer PDF Print E-mail
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Music Forum 6/6 August 2000

Richard Letts

The forces of globalisation are a mixed blessing for the advancement of the arts and culture. On the one hand, they give us broader, easier and often cheaper access to the world's cultures and their artifacts. They allow us to disseminate our own arts to people throughout at least the affluent nations. Conversely, more than ever our own cultures may be flooded with the arts and entertainment of countries more powerful than our own.

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