|Title||Can I get a witness? the impact of contracting in the music ecosphere|
At this conjuncture, where digital technology has facilitated the production of musical products in unimaginable quantities and where the international copyright system is being stretched to its limits, many argue it is contractual regulations that are attempting to shape this complex web of creativity and commerce (Dean, Fisher, Gilbert). From the Copyleft movement to anti-piracy regulations and the problems of policing the digital ecosystem have tended to dominated industry, academic and policy discussions. More recently the attention has turned to the impact of the growing ‘gig’ economy and the boundaries of what is even understood as work in the digital age (Dean, 2013, Fisher, 2009, Fuchs, 2014). This paper seeks to turn the focus onto the place of contracting in the music ecosphere, paying particular attention to how the spectre of contracts impact on the creative process and the way in which music producers experience and give meaning to their work through contracts.
|Keywords||Music Industry, Copyright, Music Production, Digital Labour|
|Conference||Innovation In Music|
|Published||06 Sep 2017|
|Web address (URL) of conference proceedings||http://www.rt60.co.uk/docs/InMusic2017_Schedule_V10.pdf|