Call for chapter proposals

Intellect Handbook of Global Music Industries

Edited by Chris Anderton, Martin James, Daniel Nordgård and Sergio Pisfil

Social, technological and political developments and disruptions
continue to impact the music industries, fostering new revenue streams
and opportunities, and allowing music from around the world to gain a
global audience. Audio streaming, video apps and social entertainment
services have rapidly become key areas of growth, and there has been a
rise in academic work focusing on the global music industries in terms
of their issues, challenges, and opportunities. Much of this work
describes developments in the global north, and while this book will
explore and expand upon this field, it also seeks to explore the
industries from a global perspective. We therefore encourage proposals
that stress global overviews, tackling issues to do with global
capitalism, trans-national companies, geo-politics and so on, but also
proposals that focus on significant local/regional contexts that cast
light on global differences and what may be learned from them.

The book is organised into eight main sections as outlined below, and we
invite scholars from around the world to submit chapter proposals of 250
words that address one of the given themes. We have suggested topic
areas within each theme, but are open to receiving alternatives relevant
to the themes.

Accepted chapters will be 7,000-7,500 words (inc. bibliographic
references and endnotes) and should offer a literature review of
relevant research/debates related to the topic, examples/case study to
illustrate those debates (drawn from your own research expertise), and
discussion of future directions for research.

*Theme 1: Artists and songwriters* – songwriting splits and plagiarism,
creativity and creator tools, musicians as media content creators,
funding beyond record labels, and the role of the artist manager/team.

*Theme 2: Recording industry and artist-direct* – disintermediation, the
relevance of record labels, ethical contracts, the playlist economy, and
issues related to copyright.

*Theme 3: Publishing and synchronization* – data management and
transparency, sync/microsync deals, copyright issues, song funds, and
the role of the music publisher.

*Theme 4: Music media, marketing and promotion* – disintermediation,
data analytics, gatekeeping/recommendation, social
media/entertainment/metaverse, and interactivity with fans.

*Theme 5: Live music and the night-time economy* – economic and
environmental sustainability, post-covid transformations, safe spaces,
livestreaming, VR/AR, and ticketing.

*Theme 6: Music policy* – music cities, artist/business funding, music
business diversity, and music export organizations.

*Theme 7: Technologies* – values chains and disruptions, streaming
algorithms and taste management, VR/AR, and mobile/smartspeaker

*Theme 8: Working in the music industries* – work-life balance and agile
working, motivations and unpaid labor, sustainability of careers,
ideological worldviews, and diversity.

When submitting your proposal, please include the following:

   * Chapter title
   * Proposal of 250 words outlining the scope of your chapter
   * Your full name, current affiliation, and a short academic biography
     (50 words)


   * Proposals should be submitted by: 6 May 2022 to
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   * Decisions to be communicated by: 6 June 2022
   * Accepted chapters to be submitted by: 8 September 2023
   * Proposed date of publication: 2024

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