The Economy of Music Programs and Organizations - A Micro Analysis and Typology
Posted: 31 Oct 2009
Date Written: October 30, 2009
The paper presents a model for understanding the inner economy of live music programs and organisations at a micro level, according to a management and accounting perspective. The complexity and variety of situations and solutions in organizing live music is described with reference to a number of real events. As a way of handling such a complexity and variety in organising, a typology is proposed based on three distinct features that can be found to a different extent inside music entities: the preparation of the Premiere; the running of performances after the Premiere; and the management of a portfolio of music programs. The typology is a tool to understand possible implications on the economy of music programs arising from different solutions to the issue of organising and related cost behaviour.
Keywords: music organizations, music programs, organization of labor, typology, time to premiere, economy of music
JEL Classification: M41, Z10
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