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You can purchase my full thesis here for $29.00 USD, pdf format, 332 pages.
For decades, the record deal has been the main goal for artists aspiring to enter the recording industry. In the wake of the digital revolution, entry barriers into the recorded music market decreased and this has enabled artists to produce, distribute and promote music on a large scale without the help of record labels. Celebrated by the press as the democratisation of art production, belittled by the established recording industry as amateurism, hailed by artists as long-awaited independence, and neglected by the academic community, artist-entrepreneurship warrants a critical in-depth examination.
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Defining Artist-Entrepreneurship – Chapter 2 of my thesis ‘Artist-Entrepreneurship In The Music Industry’
The chapter introduces the term artist-entrepreneurship and develops the framework of the thesis. First, it identifies the recording industry and its underlying business model in order to contextualise artist-entrepreneurship. This part is kept short as the rationale of the recording industry has been well researched (Burke, 2003; Caves, 2000; Frith, 2004; Hull, 2004; Negus, 1997; Tschmuck, 2012; Wikström, 2010; Williamson & Cloonan, 2007). The author then introduces and defines artist-entrepreneurship in the digital recording industry in a Western cultural context with the help of entrepreneurship scholars.Read more
Ackerman-Haywood, J. (2010). Artist follows inner drive toward full-time art career. The Grand Rapids Press. Retrieved January 3, 2012, from http://blog.mlive.com/runningwithneedles/2010/10/artist_follows_inner_drive_tow.html
Adler, M. (2006). Stardom and talent. Handbook on the Economics of Art and Culture, 1, 895-906.
Adler, N. E., Epel, E. S., Castellazzo, G., & Ickovics, J. R. (2000). Relationship of subjective and objective social status with psychological and physiological functioning: Preliminary data in healthy, White women. Health Psychology, 19(6), 586.Read more
Client: Sony Australia | Agency: Unko | Music: Philipp Peltz.
VICE via their brand agency Virtue engaged unko to create a collection of looping videos for Sony, aimed at the youth demographic, that skewered everyday truisms of technology in modern life. We conceived and produced seven videos, featuring strangers connecting across the dancefloor, a BMX rider blowing up his laptop through a radness overload, a pair of headphones for your nose, and more.Read more
At the intersection of technology and visual art, the ‘Wish’ installation creates an interactive experience with the use of light projections, motion sensors and sound. It displays all the wishes Australians have submitted online in an atmosphere of magic and hope, where a positive thought is materialised.
Metastasis is an interactive light installation discussing the conflict between personal indulgence and social responsibility.
It utilizes the environmental impact of energy consumption as a conceptual vehicle to express such dichotomy. Pleasure and guilt, beauty and shame are continuously interplayed on na immersive tapestry of entangling light challenging the audience’s role in the experience and questioning its very own raison d’être.