Virtual Reality – The white knight of festival management education?

Virtual Reality – The white knight of festival management education?

Book Chapter by Philipp Peltz, Olga Junek, Joel de Ross

Book: The Routledge Handbook of Festivals, 1st EditionFirst

Published: 2018

Imprint: Routledge

Pages: 11

eBook: ISBN9781315186320


This chapter explores how new technology in the form of Virtual Reality (VR) systems can be used to improve festival and event management education. It reviews the state of festival and event management education and practices to identify weaknesses and possible areas of improvement.

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Digital Distribution Models Reviewed (Book Chapter)

Abstract: Digital distribution has surpassed physical distribution in key markets and will soon be the dominant music distribution model in Australia. Four different business models (free, ad-funded, pay-per-use and subscription-based) and two different music delivery methods (downloading and streaming) currently compete in the market place. The author analyses each distribution model available in Australia and evaluates advantages and disadvantages from the content provider’s perspective. The most striking development is the blurring line between promotion and distribution. Content providers can either lower the barriers to access music in order to facilitate rapid music circulation and create a strong promotional effect to support various revenue streams; or heighten the barriers to access music in order to install an artificial scarcity through excludability, which is essential to implement a business model based on selling musical recordings. In this regard, the variety of different digital distribution models provides a flexible toolbox for content providers to coordinate their overall marketing strategy.

Citation (APA): Peltz, P. (2013). Digital Distribution Models Reviewed: The Content Provider’s Perspective. In Music Business and the Experience Economy (pp. 99-117). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.