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Music consumption in Kenya: A digital revolution

Over the last few years in Kenya, retail spending on physical music formats has declined, with evidence showing a continuance in this trend. Consumer spending on digital music, however, saw a starkly opposite fortune, growing considerably and overtaking physical expenditure in 2015. 345 more words

Cultural Economics

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?”: The road to hell is paved with good intentions

While over the years music has been used to mobilise support for great causes, sometimes it can be the proverbial road to hell that is paved with good intentions.   399 more words

Cultural Economics

TRANSFORMATION AND JOB CREATION IN THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES IN SOUTH AFRICA

By Jen Snowball, Alan Collins and Delon Tarentaal

The Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) have been hailed as offering great potential to create jobs and to be socially inclusive. 909 more words

Cultural Economics

Ghetto Classics: Enriching the lives of young Kenyans through music

What was once a small programme, with only a few children and battered instruments, is now Kenya’s blueprint in conversations on the use of music for development. 507 more words

Cultural Economics

Creative Industry Registers $4.0 Billion Impact on San Antonio Economy in 2016

I recently finished the update to the economic impact of the creative industry in San Antonio and was honored to present it at the creative industry luncheon this past Wednesday. 64 more words

EXPLAINING THE CONTROVERSIAL APPEAL OF MOVIE FRANCHISES

An Application of ‘Consumption Capital Theory’ to Serial Media Content

By Christian Opitz and Kay H. Hofmann

The appeal of movie continuations clearly is in the eye of the beholder. 934 more words

Cultural Economics

Arts & Statistics: A Cultural Trade Index

In 1934, Russo-American economist Simon Kuznets first developed the modern concept of gross domestic product (GDP). GDP is the total value of all final goods and services produced within an economy, and questions regarding economic performance and growth can be easily addressed using this statistic. 344 more words

Cultural Economics