Making a living in live music: Early-career musicians in the changing music industries

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Abstract

While the life of a pop musician may seem appealing, their careers are characterized by low odds of success and precarious working conditions. Moreover, over the last 20 years changes in the recorded and live music industries have created a drastically different playing field for early-career musicians. To gain an understanding of how musicians are coping with these circumstances, drawing from interviews, quantitative datasets and other sources, this dissertation explores how early-career pop musicians build a career in the changing Dutch popular music industries.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Hitters, Erik, Supervisor
  • Berkers, Pauwke, Supervisor
Award date17 Feb 2023
Place of PublicationRotterdam
Print ISBNs978-90-76665-55-9
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2023

Research programs

  • ESHCC M&C

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