This book investigates developments in the South African recording industry. It studies the articulation of global and local practices in the workings and structuring of the industry. The recording industry is often posed as a global entity whose developments are governed by the hard facts of technological innovations, legal agreements and the logic of capitalist enterprise — especially the changing market strategies of the few multinational companies.1 My aim is to show how local politico-economic and sociocultural factors shape the industry, amid global factors.
KeywordsWorld Intellectual Property Organization African National Congress Music Industry Black Middle Class Social Grant
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