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Music, Management, Marketing, and Law

Interviews Across the Music Business Value Chain


  • Interviews with professionals from across the entire value chain of recorded commercial music

  • Covers all areas of the music business, from songwriting to global mega-mergers

  • Provides a unique history of Australian involvement in the global music industry

  • Stories of technical and industrial change told by people who made the decisions


Part of the Music Business Research book series (MUBURE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Phil Graham
    Pages 1-14
  3. Phil Graham
    Pages 33-55
  4. Phil Graham
    Pages 57-86
  5. Phil Graham
    Pages 87-105
  6. Phil Graham
    Pages 107-131
  7. Phil Graham
    Pages 133-150
  8. Phil Graham
    Pages 151-176
  9. Phil Graham
    Pages 177-196
  10. Phil Graham
    Pages 197-218
  11. Phil Graham
    Pages 219-235
  12. Phil Graham
    Pages 237-246

About this book


This collection of interviews captures a period of historic change for the global music business along with a wealth of professional knowledge that extends from the late 1960s through to late 2012 when the interviews were conducted. They record the experiences and insights of people who helped to shape a global business that is quickly passing into history and transforming into something entirely new, often because of decisions the interviewees have been directly involved in making. The material includes the aesthetic, artistic, technical, commercial, legal, and strategic aspects of the music industry. What is said is timeless in its historical significance for the music business and in its relevance for researchers engaged in studies on the dynamics of change in the global commercial music landscape.


Music Industry Music Business Music History Copyright Law Music Technology Music Distribution Australian Music Professionals Music Management

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Communication and Creative IndustriesUniversity of the Sunshine CoastSunshine CoastAustralia

About the authors

Phil Graham is Professor and Head of School, Communication and Creative Industries, at the University of The Sunshine Coast, Australia. Before coming to academia, he spent 25 years as a professional composer, producer, and performer. The author has published over 100 refereed publications including Hypercapitalism (Lang, 2006) and The Creel Century (Routledge, 2017). He is co-editor of Critical Discourse Studies and on the international editorial boards of numerous journals. 

Bibliographic information

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