Stages, platforms, streams: the economies and industries of live music after digitalization

Zhang, Qian and Negus, Keith. 2021. Stages, platforms, streams: the economies and industries of live music after digitalization. Popular Music and Society, 44(5), pp. 539-557. ISSN 0300-7766 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

This article contributes to histories of live music since digitalization and provides a corrective to the neglect of liveness in scholarship on streaming and platformization. The study argues that digital corporations and social media platforms are shaping the changing value and experience of live music, introducing new patterns of commodification, as digital technologies are incorporated into a live “experience economy,” and live experience integrated into a digital “attention economy.” The article illustrates how platforms are exerting greater influence within the music industries as streaming extends live music from an activity associated with real place to an experience in real time.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/03007766.2021.1921909

Keywords:

live music, social media, platforms, streaming, digital conglomerates, popular music industries, liveness

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Music > Popular Music Research Unit

Dates:

DateEvent
13 January 2021Accepted
10 June 2021Published Online
2021Published

Item ID:

29693

Date Deposited:

02 Feb 2021 10:31

Last Modified:

17 Dec 2021 13:50

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/29693

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