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.
|Award date||17 Feb 2023|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Feb 2023|