Popular music: networks, industries and spaces
There has been much recent media coverage and public speculation about change in the music industries. This issue of MIA examines the shifting technological, production and consumption contexts of local popular music. Australian music practices have reflected global changes in corporate structures, methods of distribution and what it means to construct and maintain a music ‘career’. How traditional music-making and consumption practices work with or against emerging media technologies, and what this means for older understandings of music creativity, is a key focus.