The previous four chapters could be read in any order. They are comparatively freestanding because they each deal with an aspect of a whole and no aspect is necessarily precedent to any other. Their purpose was to specify the four key constituencies involved in the production of symbolic goods. These are musicians together with the texts they originate, artist managers, music companies and contracts. As the analysis contained in those chapters should have shown, working alliances between musicians and music companies are the pivotal component of the Music Industry. They are pivotal because, working together, these constituencies form the production and supply process created to satisfy the demand for a particular type of good — a symbolic good with music at its core.
KeywordsIndustrial Process Market Failure Market Entry Market Success Music Industry
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