Independent music production: how individuality, technology and creative entrepreneurship influence contemporary music industry practices

  title={Independent music production: how individuality, technology and creative entrepreneurship influence contemporary music industry practices},
  author={Daniel Walzer},
  journal={Creative Industries Journal},
  pages={21 - 39}
  • Daniel Walzer
  • Published 2 January 2017
  • Art
  • Creative Industries Journal
ABSTRACT Independent music production, often viewed as a niche-driven and genre-specific practice restricted to isolated and fragmented communities lacking financial and technological resources, generates a wealth of creative work and opportunities for entrepreneurship. Independent producers, artists and musicians refine their recording and promotion skills through intense dedication, creative marketing and a deep want to connect their personal ideologies with a global audience. The modest… 

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