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A transforming Cultural Industry: analysis of the evolution of the Flemish Music Industry since 1990.

The music industry worldwide is going through a number of important changes. This research project proposes to:(1) map the most important changes in the music industry in Flanders since 1990, specifically regarding:1. size and nature (aggregated sales and structure, defined as density and concentration) of the Flemish music industry and its different groups of actors;2. the value chain of the Flemish music industry, also from a vertical perspective in terms of the contribution and rents of different levels in the industry chain;3. with special attention for the characteristics and behaviour of the Flemish music consumer, and its impact on the horizontal (1) and vertical (2) evolution of the sector;4. technological innovations influencing 1, 2, 3 and 4, with an emphasis on new (Internet-based) channels of distribution and methods for promotion (broadly defined);(2) confront a number of existing theories about transforming industries with the most conspicuous changes found, focusing on insights from industrial organization (economics) and organizational ecology (sociology).
Date:1 Jul 2009 →  30 Jun 2013
Disciplines:Applied sociology, Policy and administration, Social psychology, Social stratification, Social theory and sociological methods, Sociology of life course, family and health, Other sociology and anthropology, Curatorial and related studies, History, Other history and archaeology, Art studies and sciences, Artistic design, Audiovisual art and digital media, Heritage, Music, Theatre and performance, Visual arts, Other arts, Product development, Study of regions
Project type:Collaboration project