Journal article

Distributed agility: Artist co-management in the music attention economy

G Morrow

International Journal of Arts Management | Published : 2018

Abstract

This article investigates the relationship between the concept of attention- and reputation-building mechanisms in the new music industries, with a specific focus on artist co-management. It addresses the following research question: How can artists and artist managers design artist-led organizations that operate effectively and efficiently in a world in which attention is increasingly scarce? The argument is made that agile artist comanagement practices are becoming ever more useful due to the plunging costs of experimentation in the increasingly globalized music industries. In order to explore these issues, interviews were held with 20 artist managers from a number of different territories..

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