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dc.contributor.authorTesta, Jennifer.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-04T14:55:10Z
dc.date.available2009-11-04T14:55:10Z
dc.date.issued2008-11-04T14:55:10Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/2802
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this MA thesis is to demonstrate how corporate concentration within the global music industry specifically affects the Canadian music industry's ability to compete for its own national audience as well as audiences worldwide. Federal public policies, regulatory regimes and subsidies are considered within the context of the structure of the global marketplace which is, in effect, an oligopoly controlled by four major corporations. Through an extensive literature review of political economy theory, Canadian public policies and music studies, as well as personal interviews conducted with Canadian musicians, entrepreneurs and public servants, I will situate my research within the body of political economy theory; present a detailed report of the structure of the global music industry; address the key players within the industry; describe the relationship between the major corporations and the independent companies operating in the industry; discuss how new technologies affect said relationships; consider the effectiveness of Canadian public policies in safeguarding the national music industry; and recommend steps that can be taken to remedy the shortcomings of Federal policies and regulatory regimes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectMusic--Canada.en_US
dc.subjectPolitical planning--Canada.en_US
dc.subjectSound recording industry.en_US
dc.titleYou get what you pay for : independent music and Canadian public policyen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Popular Cultureen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPopular Culture Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Humanitiesen_US


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