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Beyond the beat : musicians building community in Nashville

Author: Daniel B Cornfield
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At a time when the bulwarks of the music industry are collapsing, what does it mean to be a successful musician and artist? How might contemporary musicians sustain their artistic communities? Based on interviews with over 75 popular-music professionals in Nashville, this book looks at artist activists - those visionaries who create inclusive artist communities in today's individualistic and entrepreneurial art  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel B Cornfield
ISBN: 9780691160733 0691160732
OCLC Number: 926096712
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments ix Chapter 1. Creating Community in an Individualistic Age 1 Chapter 2. Artist Activism: Building Occupational Communities in Risky Times 17 Chapter 3. Self-contained, Self-expression: The Transformative Generation of Enterprising Artists 34 Chapter 4. Identities in Play: The Contemporary Generation of Enterprising Artists 65 Chapter 5. Creating Social Spaces for Artists: Pathways to Becoming an Artistic Social Entrepreneur 93 Chapter 6. Artist Advocates: The Corporate and Entrepreneurial Generations of Arts Trade Union Activists 121 Chapter 7. Community, Agency, and Artistic Expression 150 Appendix. Interview Schedule 166 Notes 173 Bibliography 191 Index 203
Responsibility: Daniel B. Cornfield.

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At a time when the bulwarks of the music industry are collapsing, what does it mean to be a successful musician and artist? How might contemporary musicians sustain their artistic communities? Based on interviews with over 75 popular-music professionals in Nashville, this book looks at artist activists - those visionaries who create inclusive artist communities in today's individualistic and entrepreneurial art world.

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Shortlisted for the 2016 ASAP Book Prize, Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present "This innovative sociological study of the Nashville music scene explores the business realities of an Read more...

 
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