Patrons, Curators, Inventors and Thieves

The Storytelling Contest of the Cultural Industries in the Digital Age

  • Authors
  • Jonathan Wheeldon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: A Changing Master-Narrative of Cultural Production

  3. My Version of Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Jonathan Wheeldon
      Pages 23-28
  4. Stakeholder Voices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-61
    2. Jonathan Wheeldon
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      Pages 112-120
  5. A Storytelling Contest

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-122
    2. Jonathan Wheeldon
      Pages 123-130
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  6. The Pirate’s Tale: The Reform of Copyright and the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-186
    2. Jonathan Wheeldon
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      Pages 213-233

About this book


Jonathan Wheeldon offers a rare and unusually reflective insider account of the transformational challenges of the music industry, and the cultural industries in general, over the past 15 years. He also makes a potentially valuable contribution to loosening the industrial-political deadlock in the debate over copyright reform.


Digital New Media Music Industry History of Recorded Music Cultural Industries Creative Industries Copyright Reform Piracy Strategy Strategic Change Discourse Analysis Organizational Change Organizational Discourse Narrative Analysis Open Access Creative Commons discourse innovation transformation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Business & Management Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-32077-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-30667-7
  • About this book