Do the Research

Understanding music business is crucial for any artist who wants to find their own way in this complex environment. Yet, not many musicians have the chance to find the right tools or time to seek out the information that might help in their careers.

So, in this post I’m sharing a compilation of five articles that magnify the relationships within the triangle of artists, audiences and stakeholders (venues, festival organizations etc.).

I know this is a lot to read and digest in one sitting, but I think that understanding the playing field is part of the role of being an artist. Hope you find inspiration from how other artists navigate this world!

Citation:

  • Medbøe, Haftor. “4.7. Jazz scenes and networks in Europe: repackaging independent jazz–new strategies for emerging markets.” 295.
  • Reynolds, Dean S. Jazz and Recording in the Digital Age: Technology, New Media, and Performance in New York and Online. City University of New York, 2017.
  • Debono, Christian. Is yesterday´ s popular genre today´ s elitist art form?: the analysis of the evolution of Jazz through contemporary festivals. Diss. 2021.
  • League, Panayotis. “From the Ground Up, Again.” Critical Studies in Improvisation/Études critiques en improvisation 14.2-3 (2021).
  • Gould, Jackson S. The Changing Business of Bands: How New Groups Start, Grow, and Succeed Using Social Media. Diss. Ohio University, 2012.

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