CfC: Perspectives on Music Production – Exploiting Music – Routledge
Call for Chapters
Perspectives on Music Production – Exploiting Music – Routledge
EXTENDED Deadline for proposals: 1st June 2019
In the spirit of the Perspectives On Music Production series, Exploiting Music will follow on from Mixing Music (2017), Producing Music (early 2019), Gender In Music Production (2020) and several monographs in the field. See https://www.routledge.com/Perspectives-on-Music-Production/book-series/POMP
The music industry has undergone a dramatic shift over the past two decades, beginning with a recession in 1999. According to industry analysts, physical record sales accounted for 98% of industry revenues in 2001, whereas today, this portion has been reduced to 30% (IFPI 2018). And, despite undergoing its first three years of recovery (2015-2017), overall industry revenues are now only 68.4% of what they were twenty years ago.
As the music industry reorganizes itself in light of recent technological advancements, record labels, publishers, managers, and agents of all types have reconfigured their business strategies in response to these changing norms. In addition, creative personnel such as songwriters, performers, producers, and audio engineers of all types have also adapted to the current industry climate.
This collected anthology will explore the past, present, and future of music exploitation – a legal term which describes the exchange of intellectual property for money. The scope of the proposed book is outlined below:
The so-called “value gap” between music dissemination services and music creators
The Music Modernization Act
The emergence of royalties for producers and engineers
Music business systems, histories and norms
Legalities over music as a commodity
The exploitation of music as intellectual property
Historical and future methods of monetisation and business management
Technology: delivery and consumption. How will consumers listen?
Emotional perspectives against the monetary machine
Music software is the new business – not the music
Music Production as big business
Other relevant proposals will be considered
The Extended Deadline Abstracts are requested to be emailed to perspectives(at)hepworthhodgson.com by the 1st June 2019 (those who submitted in April will hear back in the first weeks of May). Abstracts will be reviewed, submitted to Routledge, and the authors known of the result in the first weeks of July 2019. Final submission of chapters expected 3rd April 2020.