PhD Australian Catholic University 2010 Pages: 325

The nature, cause and trajectory of emerging business models in the digital music sector: opportunities for specialised musicians

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Link to Thesis: http://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/eserv/rmit:4932/Daniel.pdf

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This study explores how digitisation is changing the music sector, specifically:
1. How the music market is evolving and whether current changes are structural, cyclical or indicate a sustained demise;
2. How the major labels might respond to these changes and placing changes in the music industry in context. Disruptions that have taken place previously in the music sector and the response of the dominant market incumbents reveal themes for change and defence of market control, or competitive strategies;
3. The inclination and ability of musicians to perform business activities; and
4. Emerging business models in the music industry...

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