Author(s): Martin Cloonan
Publisher: International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol. 17, No. 4, September 2011, 405–420
Date: September 2011
This article offers some initial impressions of the potential policy implications of conducting research in to live music. It examines issues of regulation, the black economy and sharp business practices, and developments in concert ticketing. It argues that the live music industry offers a potentially richer field of study than that of recorded music which has hitherto tended to dominate academic enquiry.