Music

David Arditi on The Ideology of Getting Signed

David Arditi is Professor of Sociology with University of Texas at Arlington

Why the community that sings together stays together

Feeling sufficiently socially connected guards against physical and mental illness

The gig economy is nothing new for musicians – here’s what their ‘portfolio careers’ can teach us

Musicians can survive under these circumstances by developing important overarching and transferable skills

The album at 70: a format in decline?

Album sales – as hard copies and digital files – have halved since 2010

In a notoriously sexist art form, Australian women composers are making their voices heard

Australian women are writing music that tackles colonisation and misogyny

Scott Walker: singer turned avant-garde composer spanned pop and classical music

Very few artists have achieved the commercial success of Walker and also achieved enormous acclaim from critics

Fyre debacle shows how smaller acts can get burned in modern music festival economy

A high-profile band can afford the occasional misfire, but what about the others?

Aram Sinnreich on The Piracy Crusade

Dr. Aram Sinnreich is a media professor, author, and musician. He currently serves as chair of Communication Studies at American University’s School of Communication.