Patrik Wikstrom and Robert DeFillippi bring together invative, multidisclipinary perspectives on business invation and disruption in the music industry. Authors from fields such as cultural studies, ecomics, management, media studies, musicology and human geography in North America, Europe and Asia focus on the second wave of digital disruption and the transformation of the music industry. The chapters are structured into three parts: the first part contextualizes changes in the music industry that have been driven by digital techlogies since the end of the 1990s. The second part unpacks the impact of these disruptive techlogies on business models in specific industry sectors and geographies, and the third and final part examines questions related to the emergence of subscription music services. Concluding chapters link back to the role of hackers as a subversive and invative force in the music ecomy and examine how hacker creativity can be facilitated and encouraged to generate the next big music industry invation. This multifaceted look at the music business will serve as a resource for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as established scholars and industry professionals.
Edited by Patrik Wikstrom, Associate Professor, Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology, Australia and Robert DeFillippi, Professor, Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University, US