Sites of sound

Recording studios and the musical economy

Andrew Leyshon
of Geography
of Nottingham
Nottingham NG7 2RD

Summary of a Presentation to the Association of Professional Recording Studios, University of Nottingham London Office, 12th July 2006

This is a summary report of on-going research into the UK music industry conducted at the University of Nottingham.  It is part of a broader study which is considering the implications for copyright-based economic activities in an era of digital reproduction and distribution.  The focus of the study is the musical economy which in recent years has been subject to a significant crisis of reproduction which has been exacerbated by the advent of Internet ‘piracy’ (Leyshon et al., 2005).  The project is exploring the consequences of this crisis for key actors and institutions within the music industry.  Currently, the research is investigating the recording studio sector in UK.  Over 30 interviews have been conducted with key informants since 2005, building on earlier interviews within record companies in both the UK and the US.

  • APRS Seminar - part 1 (mp3)
  • APRS Seminar - part 2
  • APRS Seminar - part 3
  • APRS Seminar - part 4
  • APRS Seminar - part 5

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