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The Business of Music

Michael Talbot


Is business, for music, a regrettable necessity or a spur to creativity? Are there limits to the influence that economic factors can or should exert on the musical imagination and its product? The eleven chapters here wrestle with these questions from the perspective of different areas of research. The range is wide: from 1700 to the present day; from the opera house to the community centre; from composers, performers, and pedagogues to managers, publishers and lawyers; and, from piano miniatures to folk music and pop CDs. If there is a consensus, it is that music serves its own interests best ... More

Keywords: music, business, economic factors, opera, performers, pedagogues, folk music, pop music, managers, lawyers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780853235286
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846312717


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Talbot, editor