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Creativity and Innovation in the Music Industry

Authors: Tschmuck, Peter

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  • The first global history of the international music industry that is based on an integrated theory of creativity and innovation

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When my Habilitation (the tenure research document for my professorship) was published for the first time by StudienVerlag in 2003, I did not expect that a scientific study such as this would reach such a large readership in the Germ- speaking world. However, public discussion at that time was coincidentally focused on the structural break within the music industry, culminating in a controversial debate about the causes and consequences of that revolution. While I did not intend to address the current discussion regarding the development of the music industry, it nonetheless appeared to be the right time to publish such a book. Timing, in other words, matters! The unexpected acceptance of my book by the Austrian and German readership inspired me to consider publishing it in English as well. The book provides an explanation for the emergence of innovation and creativity in the music industry by retelling and interpreting its history, from Thomas Alva Edison’s invention of the phonograph in 1877 to the latest innovations such as MP3-files and iPods. The global nature of this history causes me to believe that this book is going to be of interest to an international readership as well. My hope is that this translation will be received with the same level of warmth and generosity that the publication of the German original enjoyed.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"Tschmuck's fundamental book gets to the bottom."
(musik.woche)
"A tremendously exciting book for all, who love music."
(Austrian Broadcasting Service (ORF)
"Readable and profound study"
(Der Standard)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The Emergence of the Phonographic Industry within the Music Industry

    Pages 1-17

  • The Music Industry Boom until 1920

    Pages 19-40

  • New Technology and the Emergence of Jazz

    Pages 41-60

  • The Music Industry as Radio Industry

    Pages 61-76

  • The Swing Monopoly during the Years of Wartime Economy

    Pages 77-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creativity and Innovation in the Music Industry
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4275-1
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4275-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7094-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 281
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