The Domain of Commercial Record Production

  • Paul Thompson
Part of the Leisure Studies in a Global Era book series (LSGE)


This chapter begins the contextualization of the creative system of commercial record production by introducing its domain. The domain does not exist as a separate entity; it is intricately connected with the other parts of the creative system. For the purposes of analysis, however, the domain of commercial record production has been illustrated as a single element and grouped into three interconnected areas: musical, technical and sociocultural. In acquiring this domain knowledge, creative agents undergo varying degrees of education and training through a mixture of formal, non-formal and informal means. Overtime, creative agents internalize this domain knowledge so it becomes part of their ‘tacit knowing’ (Schon 1983), which are: ‘actions, recognitions, and judgements which we know how to carry out spontaneously; we do not have to think about them prior to or during their performance’ (ibid., p. 54).


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  1. 1.Leeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUK

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