Networks in Montreal's Independent Music Industry

Type of resource
Author/collaborator
Title
Networks in Montreal's Independent Music Industry
Abstract
An important component of Montreal's cultural economy is its independent music scene, which has produced successful bands and receives international media attention. The author undertook a case study, based on 42 semi-structured interviews with musicians and other key actors in Montreal's independent music scene, to analyze the social foundations of creativity by analyzing music industry networks and the place-based attributes of Montreal affecting those networks. The author found that networking and diversification are the two principal survival strategies used by Montreal's music professionals to cope with the challenges of the industry. Francophone networks are concentrated in Quebec and France while the city's Anglophone networks are more international. The author found that language-based cleavages within Montreal also considerably affect professional networks.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
Concordia University
Place
Montreal
Date
2009
# of Pages
x-124p.
Language
en
URL
Citation
Cummins-Russel, Thomas. “Networks in Montreal’s Independent Music Industry.” Master’s Thesis, Concordia University, 2009. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/QMG/TC-QMG-976639.pdf.
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