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You get what you pay for : independent music and Canadian public policy

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dc.contributor.author Testa, Jennifer. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-04T14:55:10Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-04T14:55:10Z
dc.date.issued 2008-11-04T14:55:10Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/2802
dc.description.abstract The 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.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Music--Canada. en_US
dc.subject Political planning--Canada. en_US
dc.subject Sound recording industry. en_US
dc.title You get what you pay for : independent music and Canadian public policy en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Popular Culture en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Popular Culture Program en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Humanities en_US


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