Leveraging affect: mobilizing enthusiasm and the co-production of the musical economy

Leyshon, Andrew, Thrift, Nigel, Crewe, Louise, French, Shaun and Webb, Peter (2016) Leveraging affect: mobilizing enthusiasm and the co-production of the musical economy. In: The production and consumption of music in the digital age. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), pp. 248-262. ISBN 978-1-138-85165-8

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This chapter considers the promises and problems of fandom and enthusiasm within capitalism, with particular reference to rise of crowdsourcing as a means of mobilising fan enthusiasm to fund new creative projects, with a particular focus on the music industry. Crowdfunding has emerged as an alternative way of funding projects caused by the more cautious investments of record companies, and is the latest development here firms and companies have sought to harness the affect and emotions of fans. However, although crowdfunding may tap new sources of money, the process is not without its costs, both in terms of the demands placed on its users and of being able to navigate a system that requires reserves of social, cultural and financial capital.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: fans, affect, production, consumption, music industry, crowdfunding, Kickstarter, crisis, business models, software, coding, performance, copyright, intellectual property rights, audiences, value, money, financial system, streaming, Spotify, Apple, P2P networks, Marillion, Amanda Palmer
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Geography
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Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2018 08:52
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2018 09:04
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/53757

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