|Title||Music Income, Self Authoring and the Digitally Mediated Career - Video|
This is a video of my presentation as part of the conference: Music and the University which took place at City University in London. Details of the conference can be found here: https://musicandtheuniversity.wordpress.com/schedule/
The theme for this presentation develops arguments from my previous videos discussing recent reports on musician incomes in the UK.
The first uses a combination of Hesmondhalgh and Baker's overall research question 'to what extent is it possible to do good work in the cultural industries' (2010) and Canham's (2021) more recent publication to 'shift' (classical) music careers counselling focus. In essence, how to improve the quality of the subjective experience whilst counselling students to take risks within uncertain conditions to self-author their careers.
The second perspective reviews ongoing research of music creator economies of less well known practitioners, typical of the middle tier, their approaches to creating an economy of self and digital portfolio career development. Whilst the data will be approximate, it will allow for sufficient comparison between income sources across various online revenue systems.
These various reports and research highlight the critical need for music courses and universities to proactively work alongside their students to address issues of contemporary cultural market work, of over saturated markets, job precarity and winner take all economies.
|Keywords||music freelance working|
|self authored careers|
|digitally mediated careers|
|Year||25 Jul 2022|
|Place of publication||London|
|Web address (URL)||https://youtu.be/WXGrWuFkwwE|