CFP popular music live music ethnomusicology special issue live economy born to be alive paula guerra samuel lamontagne

Call for Papers: Born to Be Alive: Live Music as a Crucial Dimension of 21st Century Popular Music - Special Issue

Savage (2019) paints a devastating portrait of the music industry’s current state. In the United States, record sales have dropped about 80% in the last decade: from 450 to 89 million, and its plight continues. From 2017 to 2018, worldwide record sales percentage plummeted an additional 23%. At the latest Grammy Awards, two of the nominees for best album never had a physical release.

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